Coronavirus: Could your blood type predict how severely you‘d be affected by COVID-19?

These results suggest that people in blood groups A and AB have an increased risk of organ dysfunction due to COVID-19.

This same group also remained in intensive care units for a longer duration than average.

Dr Mypinder Sekhon, the lead author of the study, said: “The unique part of our study is our focus on the severity effect of blood type on COVID-19.”

He added: “We observed lung and kidney damage, and in future studies, we will want to tease out the effect of blood group and COVID-19 on other organs.”


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