Blood Type and Compatibility
What is Blood Type?
Blood type is determined by the presence and absence of certain antibodies and antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells. ABO is the best system of grouping blood types and there are four major categories within ABO: A, B, O, and AB.
About different Blood Types
It comprises 32.53% of the total Indian Population and most common blood group.
One of the rarest blood with 2.03% of the population. Universal donor.
It is the second most common blood type. Platelets of this blood type are more important.
Universal platelets type and one of the rarest blood type. Only 8% of the people have this type.
B positive is an important blood type for treating people with sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
This comprises only 2.01% of the population but still has a lot of demand. It is hard to find new donors.
Although the need for AB+ve red blood cells is falling, the demand for AB+ve plasma hasn’t changed.
Just 0.48% of the total population rarest blood in India. 1 in 300 people has this blood type.
What is the most common blood type?
O-positive is the most common blood type in India comprising 38% of the total population in India.
2. Who is the universal blood donor?
Universal blood donors are those who have an O-negative blood type. Because this blood type can be transfused to any blood type. O-negative red blood cells are compatible with all other blood types. This is the highly demanded blood type but is short in supply.
One Blood Donation Can Save Upto Three Lives
After donating blood, the body works to replenish the blood loss. This stimulates the production of new blood cells and in turn, helps in maintaining good health.