Your AB- Blood Is Important

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 of blood, platelets, and plasma are required to meet the needs of the hospitals we serve, and your blood type is critical in saving the lives of patients in your community.

Why Your AB- Blood is Important

  • Only 0.6% of the population has AB- blood.
  • Rarest blood type.
  • People with AB- blood can only receive blood from AB- blood donors, as well as O-negative (universal) donors.
  • AB Plasma is considered the “Universal Plasma” meaning it can be transfused to all patients regardless of blood type.

Your Optimal Donation

  • Plasma

Fun Facts About AB- Blood

  • Personality Characteristics – Some Asian countries, like Japan & South Korea, put importance on a person’s blood type. They believe that blood types are connected with a person’s traits & personality.
    – Usually gentle and emotionally sensitive.
    – Are very empathetic and careful when dealing with other people, taking care to consider the other point of view.
    – Easily become lost in thought.
    – Are sometimes looked at as having 2 personalities, because they tend to keep their true selves hidden from strangers.
    – They have many friends, but also require time alone.
  • Famous Type AB personalities: Jackie Chan, Mick Jagger or John F. Kennedy.