How To Target Type A+

A pos January 30, 2014
A+ is a powerful blood type because it is the second most common blood type. Since 36% of the population is A+ it is among the blood types transfused most often.
The most powerful part of A+ blood can be found in the platelets. Platelets can be donated as often as every seven days and up to 24 times a year. Platelets are in high demand by hospitals and often help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Red blood cells from A+ donors also hold lifesaving power. Depending on hospital demand, a OneBlood phlebotomist will advise you if a whole blood donation is preferred.


% of Population:


Blood Types You Can Receive:

A+, A-, O+, O-

Patients Who Can Receive Your Red Cells:

A+, AB+

Patients Who Can Receive Your Platelets:

A+, O+

Patients Who Can Receive Your Plasma:

A+, A-, O+, O-


Maximize Your Donation Power

Be A Platelet Donor*

As an A+ donor, you should consider giving an automated platelet donation to maximize your lifesaving gift. Platelet donation is done through a process called apheresis and allows us to collect only your platelets and not your plasma or red blood cells. The best days to donate platelets are Friday through Monday to meet hospital needs.
*You can donate platelets in donor centers and on select mobiles. Appointments are recommended.

Be A Whole Blood Donor

Depending on hospital demand, A+ whole blood may be needed. This traditional method of donating blood allows us to collect all three components of red blood cells, platelets and plasma at one time.

Find your nearest donor center and make an appointment to donate today.