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What's your blood type? It may affect your risk for Covid-19. A growing body of evidence suggests that blood type may play a role in the risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus or developing life-threatening complications from the illness. NBC Health News, 10/15/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
Are you diagnosed with systemic scleroderma? Do you know your blood type? Last summer, the Scleroderma Education Project, a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on scleroderma education and research, conducted a preliminary survey of blood types among patients with diagnosed systemic scleroderma. We ended with 743 responses and some very interesting results. We are now working with statisticians at the University of Wisconsin in Madison to do the data analysis needed for the paper that we will be writing to discuss our findings. In the original survey, we did not ask about country of birth
The Scleroderma Education Project (SclerodermaInfo.org) is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on: 1) providing up-to-date, research-based educational information on systemic scleroderma diagnosis and treatments, and 2) advancing new research focused on understanding the role of abnormal blood rheology in systemic scleroderma pathogenesis. As part of our research efforts, we are conducting a brief survey on blood type distribution in patients with diagnosed systemic scleroderma. If you are formally diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, including diffuse scleroderma, limited scleroderma, CR