Blood transfusions help people who have been in accidents, need major surgeries or even during childbirth.
Because there are 8 different blood subtypes8
O+, O-, A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-
– it’s important all kinds of people donate. That includes those with different blood types as well as different races and ethnicities.
In fact, African Americans are more likely to have the specific blood type needed to help treat Sickle Cell Disease9.