Rh-null, the rarest blood type of the world, has been called the “Golden Blood”. This blood type is so rare that only 43 people in the world have it, and there are only 9 active donor.

Golden blood: The rarest blood in the world

Fewer than 50 people worldwide have ‘golden blood’ — or Rh-null.

Blood is considered Rh-null if it lacks all of the 61 possible antigens in the Rh system.

It’s also very dangerous to live with this blood type, as so few people have it.

Golden blood sounds like the latest in medical quackery. As in, get a golden blood transfusion to balance your tantric midichlorians and receive a free charcoal ice cream cleanse. Don’t let the New-Agey moniker throw you. Golden blood is actually the nickname for Rh-null, the world’s rarest blood type.

As Mosaic reports, the type is so rare that only about 43 people have been reported to have it worldwide, and until 1961, when it was first identified in an Aboriginal Australian woman, doctors … Continue Reading

Source: https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/golden-blood