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Ab Positive Blood Type

Ab Positive Blood Type

Ab Positive, Ab Negative Blood

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S needs a transfusion of red blood cells. Every 15 seconds someone in the U.S. needs a platelet transfusion. But not just any blood will do. For a successful outcome, the donor and the patient must have compatible blood types. (Source: www.redcrossblood.org)

Did You Know?

Recent studies show that there is a need for blood transfusions every 2 seconds. The average person can only donate 1 pint of whole blood in a single donation and the shelf life is 42 days, which is why the need to keep replenishing the supply to meet demands is great. 38% of the population in the United States are eligible to donate blood, but only 3% of us actually donate.

Ab Positive Blood Typ

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Group O: The plasma contains both anti-A and anti-B antibodies, but the surface of the red blood cells does not contain any A or B antigens. Since these antigens are not present, a person with any ABO blood type can receive this type of blood. (Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com)

What Is a Universal Blood Donor?

Universal donors are those with an O negative blood type. Why? O negative blood can be used in transfusions for any blood type. To provide maximum benefit from each blood donation and to extend shelf-life, blood banks fractionate some whole blood into several products. The most common of these products are packed RBCs, plasma, platelets, cryoprecipitate, and fresh frozen plasma (FFP). FFP is quick-frozen to retain the labile clotting factors V and VIII, which are usually administered to patients who have a potentially fatal clotting problem caused by a condition such as advanced liver disease, overdose of anticoagulant, or disseminated intravascular coagulation.

 

 

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