Donate the right type for your type

Based on your blood type, personal characteristics and, often, where the need is greatest, you can ensure that you make the most of valuable gift. While a whole blood donation can be made every 56 days, you also can donate just one part of your blood—red blood cells, plasma, or platelets—and provide even more of the life-saving gifts patients need. Whatever type of donation you choose, there is more than one way to save lives.

Maximize your donation

If your type is: Please donate:
O+
O-
Double Red Cells,  Whole blood
A+ Plasma, Platelets
A- Double Red Cells, Platelets
B+ Plasma, Platelets 
B- Double Red CellsPlatelets
AB+
AB-
Plasma, Platelets

Who else has your type in the U.S.?

   O+     38%
 O-      7%
 A+     34%
 A-       6%
 B+      9%
 B-       2%
   AB+   3%
 AB-    1%