Tips on Blood Donation

  • Type AB- is the universal plasma donor and can give plasma to any other blood type.
  • Type AB+ is the universal recipient and can receive red blood cells from any other blood type.
  • Type O- is the universal donor and can give red blood cells to any other blood type.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
  • Rarest Blood group is AB Negative.
  • Commonest Blood group is B.
  • One out of every 10 people admitted in a hospital needs blood.
  • More than 50,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • Every two seconds someone in India needs blood.
  • Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration and medical history, mini-physical, donation, and refreshments.