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Blood Types

Maximize Your Impact by Knowing Your Type

There are eight (8) different blood types and each have unique super powers that can help Mississippi patients in need. Click on the blood type below to see how you effectively use your next donation.

Unlock the Power of Your Blood Type

Your blood type is inherited. Everyone’s blood type falls into one of eight types. There are very specific ways in which blood types and blood components must be matched for a safe transfusion.


How to Max Your Type

There’s more than one way to give blood. Let your blood type lead the way in targeting the best way for you to donate your powerful lifesaving gift.

Whole Blood Donations

When you donate Whole Blood, one pint is taken during donation. It is later separated into three components.

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Double Red Cell Donations

By donating exclusively red blood cells, you can help fulfill the transfusion needs of two patients.

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Platelet Donations

Platelets are essential for blood clotting and often used by patients with bleeding disorders such as leukemia and aplastic anemia.

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