Right Type, Right Time

Patients in need of a blood transfusion require hospitals to have the right blood type at the right time to save their lives. Depending on your blood type, you are encouraged to give the type of donation that is best for the community.

TypeYou Can Give Blood ToYou Can Receive Blood From
A+
A+ AB+
A+ A- O+ O-
O+
O+ A+ B+ AB+
O+ O-
B+
B+ AB+
B+ B- O+ O-
AB+
AB+
Everyone
A-
A+ A- AB+ AB-
A- O-
O-
Everyone
O-
B-
B+ B- AB+ AB-
B- O-
AB-
AB+ AB-
AB- A- B- O-

  • A+

    blood type makes up 35.7% of the population. People with A positive blood type are encouraged to donate platelets, whole blood or double red cells.
  • A-

    A person with type A blood can donate to a person with type A or type AB blood and can receive blood from a person with type A or type O blood. If you have A negative blood type, you are encouraged to donate whole blood or double red cells.
  • B-

    blood type is considered one of the rarer blood types and can only receive blood from O negative and B negative blood types. If you have B negative blood, you are encouraged to donate double red cells or whole blood.
  • B+

    A person with type B positive blood can receive transfusions from type B or type O blood only. Donors with this blood type are encouraged to donate platelets and whole blood.
  • O-

    is the most highly demanded blood type there is. Making up only 7% of the population, O negative blood is one of the most precious gifts anyone can give. As the universal donor type, O negative can be transfused into any patient needing this life-saving gift. A single trauma can quickly deplete the community’s supply. Donors with O negative blood type encouraged to give double red cells and whole blood.
  • O+

    blood type is the most common blood type, make up more than 37% of the population. Any positive blood type can receive O positive blood. Donors with this blood type are encouraged to give double red cells and whole blood.
  • AB+

    Individuals with AB+ blood type have the potential to save almost anyone, and are often called universal platelet donors because their components can be transfused into any person, regardless of their blood type. Platelets are very important because they are typically used to treat clotting disorders, as well as burn and shock victims.
  • AB-

    is the rarest blood type, making up less than 1% of the population. Donors with this blood type are encouraged to give a platelet donation.
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