Patients with any blood type can receive O negative blood. Type O blood is required and must be available in inventory for newborn babies and emergency patients. O+ is the most frequently occurring blood type and is found in 37 percent of the population. O- is found in six percent of the population.
This blood is the second most frequently occurring blood type. Thirty-four of every 100 people have A+.
A-, B+, B-
These are rare blood types and less than 10 percent of the population have this blood type.
This blood type is acknowledged to be the “universal recipient” because AB+ people can accept red blood cells from any other blood type. In the United States, less than four percent have this type of blood.
This is the least common blood type in America because less than 1% of the population in the United States have AB negative blood. Patients who have AB negative blood can receive red blood cells from all negative blood types.
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