Target My Type

There are eight blood types in the ABO system: A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-, O+ and O-. Each blood type is also either CMV- or CMV+ (this can change in your lifetime). To learn more about your blood type and how your blood can make the biggest difference in the community, click on the graphics below.

What is the most common blood type?

Click on the blood types above to see how you can help best

O+

Whole blood donation and double red cell donation are both highly recommended for your blood type.

  • You can donate to all A+, B+, AB+, O+ blood types (82 percent of the population).
  • O+ blood types make up 39 percent of the U.S. population
  • You can receive blood from other O donors (48 percent of the population).
  • Because you can donate to most of the population, your blood is needed on a daily basis. That is why you are considered an O Specialty Donor

A-

Whole blood donation or platelet donation are both great options for your blood type.

  • You can donate whole blood to all A and AB blood types (41 percent of the population).
  • Your platelets can be given to all A and O blood types (about 85 percent of the population).
  • A- blood types make up 6 percent of the U.S. population. 
  • You can receive blood from A- or O- donors (15 percent of the population).

A+

Platelet donation is usually recommended for your blood type.

  • Your platelets can be given to all A and O blood types (about 85 percent of the population).
  • You can donate whole blood to all A+ and AB+ blood types (34 percent of the population).
  • A+ blood types make up 31 percent of the U.S. population.
  • You can receive blood from all A and O donors (85 percent of the population). 
  • If you are unable to donate platelets, as the second largest blood group, your whole blood donation is still important. 

B-

Platelet donation is recommended for your blood type. 

  • Your platelets can be given to all B and O blood types (about 59 percent of the population).
  • You can donate whole blood to all B and AB blood types (15 percent of the population). 
  • B- blood types make up only 2 percent of the U.S. population.
  • You can receive blood from B- and O- donors (11 percent of the population).

B+

Platelet donation is recommended for your blood type.

  • Your platelets can be given to all B and O blood types (about 59 percent of the population).
  • You can donate whole blood to B+ and AB+ blood types (12 percent of the population). 
  • B+ blood types make up 9 percent of the U.S. population.
  • You can receive blood from all B and O donors (59 percent of the population).

AB-

Platelet donation is highly recommended for your blood type.

  • Your platelets and plasma are compatible with nearly 100 percent of the population.
  • You can donate whole blood to AB blood types (4 percent of the population). 
  • AB- blood types make up only 1 percent of the U.S. population.
  • You can receive blood from all ABO- donors (18 percent of the population).

AB+

Platelet donation is highly recommended for your blood type. 

  • Your platelets and plasma are compatible with nearly 100 percent of the population.
  • You can donate whole blood only to other AB+ blood types (3 percent of the population). 
  • AB+ blood types make up only 3 percent of the U.S. population.
  • You can receive blood from all ABO donors (100 percent of the population).

O-

Whole blood donation and double red cell donation are both highly recommended for your blood type.

  • You can donate to ALL blood types (100 percent of the population).
  • O- blood types make up 9 percent of the U.S. population 
  • You can receive blood only from other O- donors (9 percent of the population).
  • As the universal donor, your blood is needed more than any other type on a daily basis.  That is why you are considered an O Specialty Donor!

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