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How To Target Type® A-

A- Target Your Type March 30, 2022

A Negative

A- blood is rare and powerful. Only 6% of the population has A- blood. Every two seconds someone needs blood. The need is so constant that donated blood is often transfused within three days of your donation.

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

Preferred Donation Method(s):

Double Red Blood Cell Donation Whole Blood Donation

The Power of A-

Percentage of Population:


Blood Types you Can Receive:

A-, O-

Patients Who Can Receive Your Red Cells:

A+, A-, AB+, AB-

Patients Who Can Receive Your Platelets:

A+, A-, O+, O-

Patients Who Can Receive Your Plasma:

A+, A-, O+, O-

Target Your Type®


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

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Help your community understand the impact blood donation has.

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