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Maybe this is crazy of me, but I kind of feel like choosing donor sperm might make straight people realize the issues that queers deal with every day.
So, part of the deal with blood types, as Angela says above, is about your health, but it only matters if your blood type is negative. (This is also called Rh-factor.)
The other part of the deal with blood types is that some straight people who don't intend to tell their child that ze was donor conceived match the husband's blood type. I might get this part wrong, but htis is the general idea, if you are A+ and your husband is B+, the only possible bloodtypes for your child are A+, B+, and AB. So, if your kid finds out that ze is O-, for example, you're going to have some tough questions to answer, assuming your kid knows anything about blood types.
Since the discovery of DNA, most people don't worry about matching blood type so much anymore, because even if the blood types match, the DNA won't.
SPBC Finally a Papa! Elise Ember Soleil - 10/3/10 - 4:09 AM - 6 lbs 8 oz My daughter eats donor milk! Human milk for human babies!