AB Blood Group Facts

Both A and B. AB+ blood is the universal recipient of red blood cells.

AB Blood Group Explained: Everything You Need to Know About Type AB Positive Blood and Type AB Negative Blood


When you make a donation of your type AB blood, it’s an amazing blessing for a patient in need. Learn more about how your amazing AB positive or AB negative blood saves lives in our community.


 

AB+ Facts: Did You Know?

  • 4% of the population have AB+ blood – a rare type, so your donations are always needed
  • You can only give blood to patients with type AB+
  • You can receive blood from donors with any type
  • You are the universal plasma donor, who can donate plasma for patients of any blood type

Plasma carries nutrients throughout the body, protects against infection and promotes clotting. Your plasma donations go to transplant recipients, trauma patients, cancer warriors and more.

4%

AB+ patients

Donors with any type - you are the universal recipient!

Right now, a local hospital patient who shares your blood type is counting on your donation. Donate blood today.

AB- Facts: Did You Know?

  • 1% of the population have AB- blood – the least common type
  • You can give blood to patients with types AB- and AB+
  • You can receive blood from AB-, A-, B- and O- donors
 

Plasma carries nutrients throughout the body, protects against infection and promotes clotting. Your plasma donations go to transplant recipients, trauma patients, cancer warriors and more.

1%

AB- and AB+ patients

AB-, A-, B- and O- donors

For more of the science behind blood and blood types, visit the AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) website.

Right now, a local hospital patient who shares your blood type is counting on your donation. Donate blood today.

 

Every day, patients in your community need blood transfusions to survive and thrive. They rely on the generosity of donors like you, who help ensure a safe, healthy blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood today.

Explore donation opportunities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

 
Blood Donation Locations
Find a Versiti blood donation center and search for a blood drive near you. Make an appointment to donate blood today.
 
Host A Blood Drive
Blood drive organizations save lives. Learn how to host a blood drive in your community with Versiti.
 
Types of Donations
Volunteer to donate blood at a blood donation center near you. Find out how often you can donate blood and make an appointment to donate today.
 
Become an Organ and Tissue Donor
Learn more about how to sign up as an organ, tissue and eye donor and how organ donation saves and enhances lives in our communities.
 
Financial Giving
Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation accepts financial and philanthropic gifts from donors, which helps to propel lifesaving research.
 
Volunteering with Versiti
Versiti volunteers provide an invaluable service to our lifesaving mission. Learn more about Versiti’s volunteer services and how you can serve your community.
 
VersiPASS
Use VersiPASS to answer your donor questionnaire from the comfort of your home, the day of your appointment.
 
Beacon Club Loyalty Program
Blood donors of all blood types and blood drive hosts earn rewards in Versiti’s blood center loyalty club. Donate blood or host a blood drive for rewards.
 
Importance of Diverse Donors
Diverse blood donations improve blood transfusion outcomes for sickle cell patients and diverse blood recipients. Make an appointment to donate blood.
 
Where to Donate Blood Near You
There are may options where you can make your blood, platelet, or plasma donation. Your donations provide hospitals in your community with precious blood products that patients desparately need.