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According to his former bodyguard Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, Castro also kept his own hospital boat, complete with two staffers who shared his A-negative blood type in case he needed transfusions.
Castro pictured in 1955, sans beard.
Source: The New Daily
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Fidel Castro picked his bodyguards based on their blood types
May 25, 2014 by firetown
Update: Fidel Castro was blood type A negative
According to his former bodyguard Juan Reinaldo Sanchez as written in his book “Fidel Castro’s Hidden Life”, Fidel Castro wanted to make sure that there was always someone whose blood type matched his in case there needed to be a transfusion.
What his exact blood type is has not been stated. His father Ángel Castro y Argiz came to Cuba from Galicia, northwest Spain and his mother was his maid.He always traveled with 10 bodyguards, and two of them had to have his blood type in case he needed an emergency transfusion. Castro didn’t trust stored blood.
Source: The Guardian
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