A positive 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 to give blood online
How common is A positive blood?
1 in 3 donors is A positive
Around 30% of donors have A positive blood, making it the second most common blood type after O positive (36%).
Who can receive A positive blood?
A positive and AB positive people
A positive red blood cells can be given to people with:
- A positive blood
- AB positive blood
What blood can A positive people receive?
Groups A and O
People with A positive blood can receive donations from:
- A positive donors
- A negative donors
- O negative donors
- O positive donors
Why is A positive blood important?
It's always in demand
A positive makes up almost a third of requests for blood from hospitals so we need to maintain a regular supply.
Platelets from A+ donations are also important. Last year more A+ platelets were issued to hospitals than any other blood type.
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What's your blood type?
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Blood type materials
Cards and fact sheets about different blood types to download and share