Tips on Blood Donation

  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 10 units of blood.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • Thalassemis needs frequent blood transfusions.
  • 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.