Blood Types

Human blood is divided into one of four main blood types (A, B, AB, and O) and are based on the presence or absence of specific antigens on red blood cells. Blood types are inherited and consist of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. The need for your specific type is always in need, and donors are the only source for this life saving gift.

What’s Your Type?

O+       1 in 3        37.4%

A+        1 in 3        35.7%

B+        1 in 12        8.5%

AB+     1 in 29        3.4%

O-        1 in 15        6.6%

A-        1 in 16        6.3%

B-        1 in 67        1.5%

AB-     1 in 167        .6%

Source: America’s Blood Centers

Compatible Blood Types

O- can receive O-

O+ can receive O+, O-

A- can receive A-, O-

A+ can receive A+, A-, O+, O-

B- can receive B-, O-

B+ can receive B+, B-, O+, O-

AB- can receive AB-, B-, A-, O-

AB+ can receive AB+, AB-, B+, B-, A+,  A-,  O+,  O-

Compatible Plasma Types

O  can receive O, A, B, AB

A  can receive A, AB

B  can receive B, AB

AB  can receive AB

Source: America’s Blood Centers