B +

The Bright Ones

B Positives always look on the bright side and it’s not just in the name! You have the power to save so many lives in your community!


Every Blood Type Has Its Perks

Most hospitals ask for B Positive regularly for trauma and some surgical procedures!

How many people have my blood type?

B+ makes up only 9% of the population!

Who can I give to?

You can give to B+ and AB+.

Who can I receive from?

You can receive from O-, O+, B-, and B+.

What's My preferred donation type?

Your blood type is best utilized when you give whole blood (regular blood donation) and Platelets (available only at our centers). Look below to see the details of each donation type!



Whole Blood

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.



Platelet donation is collected only in our centers. This donation is used mainly to treat cancer patients. The process usually takes 2 hours from start to finish. Females must be tested for HLA if they have ever been pregnant and your platelet count must be at least 150 depending on blood volume.

You can donate every 7 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.

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