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'm best known for...

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.

I'm best known for...

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.

I'm best known for...

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

I'm best known for...

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'm best known for...

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

I'm best known for...

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'm best known for...

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'm best known for...

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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