Blood Basics

Learn more about blood donation

Saving lives is as easy as rolling up your sleeve, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into and how you can make the biggest impact. From donation tips to types, have you ever wondered what makes blood so special? Learn the ins-and-outs of blood, what it takes to donate and how you can optimize your donation to save more lives.

Blood Types

Over 100 years ago, it was discovered that people have different types of blood. Even though all blood consists of […]

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Blood Components

Up to four components can be derived from donated blood. That means that when you give a pint, you may […]

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How Rare Is Your Type

Here’s a breakdown of each type and their rarities in the United States: Type % of population O+ Approx. 1 […]

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Blood Journey

Have you ever wondered where your blood goes once you’ve given it? Here’s what happens after your blood is collected: […]

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Blood Diversity

Why Does Matching Matter While rare blood types exist in every population, the challenge is finding a perfect match for […]

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Your A- Blood Is Important

As an A Negative donor you are important to maintaining the blood supply in our community.  Annually more than 120,000 units […]

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Your A+ Blood Is Important

As an A Positive donor you are important to maintaining the blood supply in our community.  Annually more than 120,000 […]

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Your B- Blood Is Important

As an B Negative donor you are important to maintaining the blood supply in our community.  Annually more than 120,000 units […]

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Your B+ Blood Is Important

As a B Positive donor you are important to maintaining the blood supply in our community.  Annually more than 120,000 units […]

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Your O- Blood Is Important

As an O Negative donor you are important to maintaining the blood supply in our community.  Annually more than 120,000 units […]

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Your O+ Blood Is Important

As an O Positive donor you are important to maintaining the blood supply in our community.  Annually more than 120,000 units […]

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Your AB- Blood Is Important

As an AB Negative donor you are important to maintaining the blood supply in our community.  Annually more than 120,000 units […]

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