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B Negatives are very unique! Very few people have this type, so it’s usually high in demand!
BLOOD TYPE FACTS
Every Blood Type Has Its Perks
Your blood is rare! Most hospitals ask for B Negative because other
B Negative patients are needing your blood for a surgical procedure, a blood disorder, or an emergency!
How many people have my blood type?
B- makes up only 2% of the population!
Who can I give to?
You can give to B-, B+, AB-, and AB+.
Who can I receive from?
You can only receive from O- and B-.
What's My preferred donation type?
Your blood type is best utilized when you give whole blood (regular blood donation) and Red Cells (available only at our centers). Look below to see the details of each donation type!
YOUR UNIQUE DONATION TYPE
Whole blood donation is collected in our centers and on our mobiles. This is the “regular donation” that most people think about when donating blood. The process usually takes only 45 minutes from start to finish (the actual donation time is less than 15 minutes).
You can donate every 56 Days.
Donating Red Cells is an automated process. Since your blood is made of Platelets, Red Cells, and Plasma, we only take the red cells and put the other two back. This donation can only be done at one of our centers. The process of donation is the same as whole blood, but it usually takes 1 hour.
You can donate every 112 Days.
In the United States, only 15% of the poplulation has a negative antigen! This means that negatives need to donate more to make up for the need for rh-negative transfusions.
In the United States, 85% of the population has this Rh-positive blood factor, which means most people have positive blood types.
History of The Blood Connection
A group of physicians, hospital and civic leaders decided on a plan to serve the needs of patients in the community and formed The Greenville Blood Assurance Plan.
The Greenville Blood Assurance Plan was officially merged into a new organization called Carolina-Georgia Blood Center. This created a central resource for collecting and processing blood and blood products, ensuring patients access to blood available in the region.
The board of trustees adopted the mission-oriented name, The Blood Connection.
Growth of The Blood Connection
The Blood Connection expands into 4 more locations throughout the Upstate of SC and into NC.
A new modern brand identity was created to establish a set of standards that will help maintain a sense of continuity as more regions are added.
The Blood Connection experiences an immense amount of growth in South Carolina and into North Carolina, adding over 35 counties to the service area. New centers in Asheville, Raleigh, and Charleston were built with more locations added.
Karl Landsteiner was the first to identify the three main blood groups, A, B, and O. This discovery changed the world of blood donation and affects us even today.