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Ro Blood Type
How rare is Ro blood type? How does it help patients with sickle cell disease?
Why is the Ro Blood Type So Important?
Of the entire U.S. population, only 5% donate blood—that’s less than the entire population of New York City. Of that small group of generous donors, only a fraction have a blood type called Ro. Ro donors have special markers on their red blood cells, and while this blood type is normal, it’s uncommon.
Having Ro blood does not mean someone has or is at risk for sickle cell disease.
Ro blood cannot be created in a lab; it is only available as a result of the generosity of people like you.
As an Ro donor, you are special; you serve a unique need, and you have the power to save the lives of sickle cell patients in your community.
Help save lives in your community. Become a voluntary Ro blood donor today!
Explore donation opportunities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Learn More About
Rare and Uncommon Blood Types
Importance of Diverse Donors
Ro Donor Webinar Series
As an Ro blood donor, you are truly special – one of only 4% of donors. Your blood means the world to families who rely on blood transfusions to lead normal lives. For example, an adult sickle cell patient needs 8-10 units of blood for just one transfusion – that’s over 60 units of blood per year per patient.
To learn more about the impact your blood donation has on diverse patient populations, you are invited to register for an upcoming free educational webinar.
You Are Your Own Best Match Flyer
People who look like you, need donors like you. Help us spread awareness in your community by reading this educational flyer.
What is Sickle Cell Disease Flyer
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disorder of hemoglobin. Learn how this affects people and how donors like you make a difference.
Why is Ro Blood Important and Who Needs It Flyer
As an Ro donor, you have the power to save lives of patients in your community, especially individuals battle sickle cell disease.