A negative blood type
Your blood type is determined by genes inherited from your parents.
Whether your blood type is rare, common or somewhere in between, your donations are vital in helping save and improve lives.
You can register online to give blood
Is A negative blood rare?
1 in 13 donors is A negative
Around 8% of donors have A negative blood.
In comparison, 30% of donors have A positive blood.
What blood can A negative people receive?
A negative and O negative
People with A negative blood can receive donations from:
- A negative donors
- O negative donors
Why is A negative blood important?
Anyone can receive A negative platelets
A negative red blood cells can be used to treat around 40% of the population.
However, A negative platelets are particularly important because they can be given to people from all blood groups. That’s why A negative platelets are called the ‘universal platelet type’.
Find out more about donating platelets