Due to low donations and increased patient need, we are urging all eligible volunteer donors, especially those with AB or O blood type, to donate now. Please contact the Blood Center to schedule a time to give at a donor center or mobile blood drive near you as soon as possible. Call (800) 747-5401, or schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or via our Blood Center Impact App. Thank you!
Thirty-nine percent of the population has O-Positive blood. Because more people have O+ blood than any other blood type, hospitals transfuse this type more often than other blood types. With a large percentage of the population being O+, red blood cells and platelets are what is needed from these donors. In the case of an emergency, doctors often do not have time to determine the blood type of the patient and will depend on type O blood for trauma patients and accident victims.
Click here to download the O Positive Blood Type Informational Rack Card.
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