O-negative Blood Recipients

As a universal donor, O-negative blood can be administered to patients of any blood type, making it a lifeline in emergency situations where time is of the essence.

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Did you know that O-negative blood plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy blood supply?

O-negative donors are considered universal donors because their blood can be administered to patients of any blood type, making it a lifeline in emergency situations where time is of the essence. Given the constant demand for O-negative blood and its tendency to be in short supply, each donation becomes a precious resource that can make a critical difference in medical treatments.

If you already know you have O-negative blood, you have the ability to impact your community by becoming a regular blood donor. O-negative donors play a crucial role in building and sustaining a diverse and sufficient blood supply, ensuring that hospitals and healthcare providers have the necessary resources to address a wide range of medical needs. The act of donating blood is a simple yet profound way for O-negative individuals to make a tangible and positive impact on the well-being of their fellow community members.

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O-negative (O-) Blood Basics

• O-negative blood is much more rare than O-positive blood. Only about seven percent of the population has O-negative blood.

• Universal donors are those with an O-negative blood type. Why? O-negative blood can be used in transfusions for any blood type.

• During blood shortages, O-negative blood is often the first to run out due to its versatility. Managing the O-negative supply is always a top priority for Our Blood Institute.

• People with O-negative blood can only receive O-negative blood.

What can O-negative blood be used for?

O-negative blood is often referred to as the universal donor blood type because it lacks the A, B, and Rh+ antigens, making it compatible with recipients of any blood type. As a result, O-negative blood is especially valuable in emergency situations and when the recipient's blood type is unknown. Here are some common uses for O-negative blood:

  • Emergency Transfusions

    O-negative blood is routinely used in emergency rooms and trauma situations where there may not be time to determine the patient's blood type before initiating a transfusion.

  • Neonatal Care

    Newborns and infants may receive O-negative blood, as their blood types are not always immediately known, and O-negative blood is a safe option.

  • Mass Casualty Incidents

    During mass casualty incidents or disasters, O-negative blood is crucial for quickly addressing the needs of numerous patients with varying blood types.

  • Platelet and Plasma Donations

    O-negative donors may also contribute platelets and plasma, which are essential components of blood used in treating various medical conditions, including cancer and clotting disorders.