An increasing number of people who have Rhesus Negative bloodtypes are also known to suffer from any number of what are commonly known as ‘Autoimmune’ diseases.
Many of those who have suffered for years with these often disabling conditions, have been asking questions both online and of their own healthcare professionals, as to whether there is any connection to the Rhogam injection given to Rh Negative women during their pregnancies …. and their autoimmune illnesses.
RHOGAM, for those who are not familiar with it, consists in part, of blood products which contain antibodies from any number of women who had developed a reaction to their own babies; and in practice it’s similar to receiving a blood transfusion or an organ transplant, albeit on a very much smaller scale, is far less intrusive, is a lot easier to administer, and is certainly more common.
However, although it does not appear to be common knowledge, it’s becoming evident that it’s use may also cause autoimmunity in many cases, due to something known as ‘Microchimerism’, which can cause the body to naturally attack what it sees as being ‘alien’ cells.
Although there does appear to have been a number of low-key studies carried out; from what information I have been able to discover through my own research, and have been hearing from the people who have contacted me about it …. there also seems to be a reluctance among medics to even acknowledge it’s existence, let alone discuss it with a concerned patient as being a distinct possibility.
Which once again is a common pattern when attempting to get answers from mainstream medical practitioners, in regard to the unique properties of the Rhesus Negative bloodtype and any associated health problems.
“Microchimerism is when a person has cells in their body that originated in a genetically different individual”