Your O- Blood Is Important

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 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 O- Blood is Important

  • Only 6.6% of the population has O- blood.
  • People with O- blood can only receive blood from O- blood donors.
  • Considered the “Universal Blood Type” meaning is can be transfused to anybody regardless of their blood type.  This is important in emergencies when hospitals don’t have time to determine the patients blood type.

Your Optimal Donation

  • Automated Red Cells
  • Whole Blood
  • Platelets/Red Cell

Fun Facts About O- 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.
    – Are usually the “cheerleader” of the group;
    – Tend to be more followers than leaders, accepting whatever the plan is and going alone with it without protest.
    – Very generous and kindhearted.
    – Generally well-liked by most people.
    – Very flexible, and adapt easily to change.
    – They are easily influenced by others, as well as perceived authorities, such as television personalities.
    – Generally trustworthy, but can sometimes make mistakes due to lapses of focus.
  • Famous Type O personalities: Queen Elizabeth II, John Lennon or Paul Newman.

Universal (O Neg) Donor Club

Your blood is so special we formed a special club for you. To learn more, click here.