About Blood Types

Your blood type is inherited and everyone’s blood type falls into one of eight types. The below chart shows the percentage of the population that has each blood type.

Percentage of Population vs. Blood Type

Compatibility

Type matters when it comes to blood transfusions. There are very specific ways in which blood types and blood components must be matched for a safe transfusion. This is why it is important that you Target Your Type® with the best donation method for you.

Blood product donation compatibility:

Blood Type Compatibility - Giving

Blood product receiving compatibility:

 

How You Can Help

Blood Donor Basics

Blood Donor Basics

Your health is important to us, and we want to help you maintain it.

Blood Donation FAQs

Hosting a Blood Drive

Your help as our community partner is essential to the blood supply.

Donation Methods

Donation Methods

Let your blood type lead the way to donate your powerful lifesaving gift.

Donation Methods

Share Your Story

Help your community understand the impact blood donation has.

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