How To Target Type O+

O+ is the most common blood type and that is what makes it so powerful. 37% of the population has O+ blood. Since more people have O+ blood than any other blood type, it is transfused more often.
 
Having the most popular blood puts O+ donors in a unique situation. Their red blood cells are needed and so too are their platelets. This reality means O+ donors have three different donation options.
 

Maximize Your Donation Power

Be A Double Red Cell Donor*

As an O+ donor, your red blood cells hold the most power. You should consider giving an automated 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.

Be a Platelet Donor

Platelet donation is done through a process called apheresis and allow 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.
 

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