Whose type can you match?

Donors with type O- blood are universal red cell donors whose donations can be given to people of all blood types. Donors with types AB- and AB+ blood are universal plasma donors, while patients with type AB+ are universal red cell recipients because they can receive red cells from all types. All other donors and recipients must be safely matched, for example:

 If you are
 % of U.S.* 
 You can give to   
  You can receive from**
 O+  38%  O+  A+  B+  AB+
 O+
 O-
 O-  7%  O+  A+  B+  AB+
 O-   A-    B-   AB-
 O-
 A+ 34%
 A+  AB+
 O+  A+
 O-   A-
 A-  6%  A+ AB+
 A-  AB-
 O-   A-
 B+  9%  B+ AB+
 O+  B+
 O-   B-
 B- 2%
 B+ AB+
 B-  AB-
 O-   B-
 AB+ 3%
 AB+
 O+   A+  B+   AB+
 O-    A-   B-     AB-
 AB-  1%  AB+
 AB-
 O-    A-   B-    AB-

*Percentages based on U.S. population
**Donation for red cell transfusion

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