How To Target Type B-

B Negative February 3, 2014
B negative is a rare blood type that holds tremendous power. Only 2% of the population has B negative blood. The need for blood is constant. Blood is often transfused within three days of your donation. 

The most powerful part of B- blood can be found in the red blood cells. To maximize your true lifesaving power, all B- donors are strongly encouraged to donate double red blood cells or whole blood,

% of Population:


Blood Types You Can Receive:

B-, O-

Patients Who Can Receive Your Red Cells:

B+, B-, AB+, AB-

Patients Who Can Receive Your Platelets:

B-, B+, O+, O-

Patients Who Can Receive Your Plasma:

B+, B-, O+, O-

Maximize Your Donation Power

Be A Double Red Cell Donor*

As a B- donor, your red blood cells hold the most power. You should consider giving a double red blood cell donation to maximize your gift. Double red blood cell donation is done through a process called automation and allows us to collect only your red blood cells and not your platelets or plasma like we would for a whole blood donation. Men must weigh 130 pounds and be 5’1” or taller and women must weigh at least 150 pounds and be 5’5” or taller to donate double red blood cells.

*Available in select donor centers and on select mobiles.

Be A Whole Blood Donor

Whole blood donation is what most people are familiar with. This is the traditional way of donating and allows us to draw 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.