The MosT Common
- Because 39% of the population have type O+ blood, hospitals transfuse it more often than other blood types.
- Preferred donation methods: double red blood cell, whole blood, and platelet.
- Types O, A, B and AB positive can receive O+ red cells, and O+ platelets can go to anyone (except childbearing aged females of types O-, A-, B- and AB).
- Type O+ can ONLY receive types O+ and O-, and only type O+ and negative can receive O+ plasma.
DID YOU KNOW? If you have O+ blood, you are automatically eligible to earn exclusive rewards by donating as part of our Rapid Response Team.
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