O Blood Group Facts

O we need you, outstanding type O donors

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


From A to O, your blood type is A-OK. It’s awesome and outstanding – and so are you. Every 2 seconds, someone in this country needs blood, so your donation is always welcome – and sometimes urgently needed. Each selfless donation makes a huge impact for up to three local patients in need. Learn more about how your amazing O positive blood type or O negative blood type saves lives in our community and learn how to optimize your very special gifts of blood, platelets and plasma.


 

O+ Facts: Did You Know?

  • 39% of the population have O+ blood – the most common type
  • You can give blood to patients with any positive type
  • You can only receive blood from O+ and O- donors

Every 2 seconds someone entering the hospital needs blood. Since your blood can be given to patients with O+ blood or any positive blood type, some lucky patient will thrive because of you.

39%

Patients with any positive type.

O+ and O- donors

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


O- Facts: Did You Know?

  • 9% of the population have O- blood
  • You can give blood to patients of any blood type – you are the universal donor
  • You can only receive blood from O- donors
 

Every 2 seconds someone entering the hospital needs blood – and you are the universal blood donor! Since your blood can be given to patients with O- blood or any blood type, some lucky patient will thrive because of you, especially in emergency situations or during times of shortage. It’s also the safest blood type for babies in the NICU.

9%

Patients of any blood type - you are the universal donor

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.