Your B+ Blood is Important

B Positive

As a B Positive donor, you are very important to maintaining the blood supply in our community. B+ is the third most common occurring blood type. Your regular and frequent blood donations are especially valued, and many in our area will be given a fighting chance at life because of your generous gift. Annually, more than 120,000 units of blood, platelets and plasma are required to meet the needs of the hospitals we serve, and your blood type is crucial to maintaining an adequate supply.  We are grateful to you for so willingly giving the “gift of life”, and through your continued commitment, we are able to maintain our heritage of service to those in need. 1 in 12 people have B+ blood (approximately 8.5% of the population).

Thank you for being a blood donor.

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