How To Target Type® A+

A Positive December 7, 2011
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A Positive

A+ is a powerful blood type because it is the second most common blood type. Since 36% of the population is A+ it is among the blood types transfused most often.

The most powerful part of A+ blood can be found in the platelets. Platelets can be donated as often as every seven days and up to 24 times a year. Platelets are in high demand by hospitals and often help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Red blood cells from A+ donors also hold lifesaving power. Depending on hospital demand, a OneBlood phlebotomist will advise you if a whole blood donation is preferred.

Preferred Donation Method(s):

Platelet Donation Whole Blood Donation

The Power of A+

Percentage of Population:

36%

Blood Types you Can Receive:

A+, A-, O+, O-

Patients Who Can Receive Your Red Cells:

A+, AB+

Patients Who Can Receive Your Platelets:

A+, O+

Patients Who Can Receive Your Plasma:

A+, A-, O+, O-

 

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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