Født 5 Jun 1962 Grand Prairie, Alberta
Død 12 Jun 1962 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
In 2010, John Carl's mother wrote: 'John Carl was born o n June 5th and we took him to Edmonton on the 8th and Art b aptized him that night before he had the blood exchange. I f I remember rignt they did 2 exchanges in a effort to brin g his bilirubin down but it was too late. A blood exchang e is done for a blood incompatability but since Art and I w ere both O pos there was no suspicion of a Rh incompatabili ty. The doctor was hardly to be blamed. Normally when the y test for the Rh factor they test for The capital D in th e Rh. There are three parts to the Rh factor cDe. Fo r most people the c and e never enter the picture, and th e lab in Grande Prairie had no capacity to test for the c a nd e part of the Rh. It turned out that we had an anti lit tle 'c' reaction. And this caused John Carl's blood to brea k down. Ours was a 1 in10,000 problem. In fact one of th e doctors in the Royal Alexandra was so interested in my bl ood that he took a good bit of it to study. I never was aw are that I made a momentous contibution to science but I fo und that my breastmilk didn't come in very well and the obt etrician sent Mary home on a bottle and formula.'