Questions and Answers about Coronavirus

Blood Types

There are eight different blood types O+, O-, A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+ and AB-.

Do you know what makes your blood type unique?

I am the most common blood type. If eligible, my blood type is ideal for double red cell donation. My blood type is needed so that hospitals always have an adequate supply.

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l am a universal blood donor. Anyone can receive my red blood cell type. My blood is the type carried on medical helicopters.

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I am the second most common blood type. My blood type is ideal for platelet donations. Blood types A+ and AB+ can receive my blood.

My blood type is rare. It is important for hospitals to maintain sufficient supplies of my blood type. If eligible, my blood type is ideal for double red cell donation.

I am the third most common blood type. My blood type is needed by many patients. My blood type is ideal for platelet donations.

My blood type is rare It is important for hospitals to maintain sufficient supplies of my blood type. My blood type is ideal for double red cell donation.

I am a rare blood type. My plasma donation is universal and can be used for all patients. It is important for hospitals to maintain sufficient supplies of my blood type.

I am the most rare blood type. My plasma donation is universal and can be used for all patients. It is important for hospitals to maintain sufficient supplies of my blood type.

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