How To Target Type AB+

AB+ is one of the rarest of all the blood types with only 3% of the population sharing this power. Donors who are AB+ are called the universal plasma donor because this component can be transfused into any patient, regardless of the recipient’s blood type.

In addition to your plasma, platelets from AB+ donors are also compatible with several other blood types, making them in high demand by local hospitals.

To maximize your true lifesaving power, AB+ donors are strongly encouraged to donate plasma as well as platelets through an automated procedure known as apheresis.


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Blood Types You Can Receive:

All Types

Patients Who Can Receive Your Red Cells:


Patients Who Can Receive Your Platelets:

AB+, O+, A+, B+

Patients Who Can Receive Your Plasma:



Maximize Your Donation Power

Be A Platelet and Plasma Donor*

As an AB+ donor, it is your platelets and plasma that hold the most power. You should consider giving an automated platelet and plasma donation to maximize your lifesaving gift. This type of donation is known as an apheresis donation and allows us to collect only your platelets and plasma and not your red blood cells. The best days to donate platelets are Friday through Monday to meet hospital needs.

*You can donate platelets and plasma in donor centers and on select mobiles. Appointments are recommended.

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