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How To Target Blood Type® AB-

AB- Target Your Type March 30, 2022

AB Negative

AB- is the rarest of all the blood types with only 1% of the population sharing this special power. Donors who are AB- are the universal platelet and plasma donor because these components can be transfused into any patient, regardless of the recipient’s blood type.

To maximize your true lifesaving power, AB- donors are strongly encouraged to donate platelets and plasma through an automated process known as apheresis.

Preferred Donation Method(s):

Plasma Donation Platelet Donation

The Power of AB-

Percentage of Population:


Blood Types you Can Receive:

AB-, A-, B-, O-

Patients Who Can Receive Your Red Cells:

AB-, AB+

Patients Who Can Receive Your Platelets:


Patients Who Can Receive Your Plasma:


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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