Versiti - The Beacon Club O Negative Blood Donors

O- Beat Drop Tune In To Our Frequency

Frequent donations of universal type O negative blood are a lifeline for local patients in need – especially trauma patients. This is one club you’ll want to join!

The Beacon Club for O Negative Blood Donors recognizes and rewards our amazing, lifesaving, universal type O negative blood donors for reaching yearly donation milestones.

Hey, O-, tune into our frequency and feel the beat drop! As the universal blood type, there’s always a need for type O negative blood – so there’s always a need for type O negative blood donors. Local families are counting on you to come back early and often. That why we’ve expanded our Beacon Club program to inspire our loyal O- donors to return frequently throughout the year.

Join the O Negative Beacon Club (a.k.a. O- Beat Drop) today and let your donations speak volumes!

In appreciation for your reoccurring donations during a single calendar year (January 1 – December 31) , we’ll celebrate your donation milestones with some special gifts just for O- donors.

Sarah Gross, cancer survivor and O- Neg and rare blood type donor.

Sarah is an O- donor and received multiple blood transfusions to help her beat cancer. Watch her story.

A Token of Our Thanks: Repeat Type O Negative Donors


As part of the O- Beat Drop, here’s what you’ll receive for each donation milestone*:

  • 2 donations: Patch
    Make two donations and support your community proudly! Earn a stylish patch to display on your clothes, backpack or anywhere you choose. It's your badge of honor, showcasing your dedication to saving lives.
  • 4 donations: Hooded Sweatshirt
    Hit the four-donation mark, and we'll wrap you in cozy appreciation! Receive an exclusive hooded sweatshirt designed for our committed donors. Stay warm while showing off your commitment in style.
  • 6 donations: Let's Party in Style Sweepstakes Entry
    Reach six donations and enter our exclusive sweepstakes! Superstars like you will have a chance to win a party speaker and elevate your gatherings with the ultimate sound experience. Keep the music playing while you continue to be a hero.

*Note: 1 Double Red Donation = 2 Donations

Wear your patch, rock your hoodie, and amp up your parties with our fantastic sweepstakes reward. Let's groove to the rhythm of giving and make a difference, one donation at a time!

Universal type O negative blood donors are special and uncommon (less than 10% of our donor population). All year long, especially in times of crisis when the blood supply is low, donations of this blood type are always in demand.

Every day, hospitals and patients of all blood types need your blood. Because O- blood can be given to patients of ANY blood type, O- is carried on ambulances and emergency helicopters as a first line of defense in an accident or other trauma event. It’s especially useful when the blood transplant recipient’s blood type is not known.

O- Facts: Did You Know?

  • 9% of the population have O- blood
  • 8% of Caucasions have O- blood
  • 3.9% of Hispanic Americans have O- blood
  • 3.6% of African Americans 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.


Patients of any blood type - you are the universal donor

O- donors

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.

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