Versiti - A Blood Type | Blood Types Explained

A Blood Group Facts

Amazing A’s! A+ donors are positively in demand. A- donors make the grade.

A Blood Group Explained: Everything You Need to Know About Type A Positive Blood and Type A Negative Blood

From A to O, your blood type is A-OK. It’s awesome and outstanding – and so are you. Learn more about how your amazing A positive blood type or A negative blood type saves lives in our community.

A+ Facts: Did You Know?

  • 30% of the population have A+ blood – the second-most common type, so your donations are always in demand
  • You can give blood to patients with types A+ and AB+
  • You can receive blood from A+, A-, O+ and O- donors
  • Men with A+ blood are a great candidate for platelet donations

Platelets, which promote clotting, are incredibly important for many patients, including premature babies, warriors fighting cancer, trauma victims, and those receiving organ or bone marrow transplants.


A+ and AB+ patients

A+, A-, O+ and O- donors

A- Facts: Did You Know

  • Only 6% of the population have A- blood – a rare type, so your donations are always needed
  • You can give blood to patients with types A-, A+, AB- and AB+
  • You can receive blood from A- and O- donors

Every 2 seconds someone entering the hospital needs blood. Since your blood can be given to patients of different blood types (A-, A+, AB- and AB+), some lucky patient will thrive because of you.


A-, A+, AB- and AB+ patients

A- and O- donors

For more of the science behind blood and blood types, visit the AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) website.

Right now, a local hospital patient who shares your blood type is counting on your donation. Donate blood today.


Every day, patients in your community need blood transfusions to survive and thrive. They rely on the generosity of donors like you, who help ensure a safe, healthy blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood today.

Explore donation opportunities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Blood Donation Locations
Find a Versiti blood donation center and search for a blood drive near you. Make an appointment to donate blood today.
Host A Blood Drive
Blood drive organizations save lives. Learn how to host a blood drive in your community with Versiti.
Types of Donations
Volunteer to donate blood at a blood donation center near you. Find out how often you can donate blood and make an appointment to donate today.
Become an Organ and Tissue Donor
Learn more about how to sign up as an organ, tissue and eye donor and how organ donation saves and enhances lives in our communities.
Funding Research
Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation accepts financial and philanthropic gifts from donors, which helps to propel lifesaving research.
Volunteering with Versiti
Versiti volunteers provide an invaluable service to our lifesaving mission. Learn more about Versiti’s volunteer services and how you can serve your community.
Use VersiPASS to answer your donor questionnaire from the comfort of your home, the day of your appointment.
Beacon Club Loyalty Program
Blood donors of all blood types and blood drive hosts earn rewards in Versiti’s blood center loyalty club. Donate blood or host a blood drive for rewards.
Importance of Diverse Donors
Diverse blood donations improve blood transfusion outcomes for sickle cell patients and diverse blood recipients. Make an appointment to donate blood.
Where to Donate Blood Near You
There are may options where you can make your blood, platelet, or plasma donation. Your donations provide hospitals in your community with precious blood products that patients desparately need.