Is O Rhesus negative blood type rare?

Approximately 85% of the US Population have the Rh+ Blood Types of A, B, AB or O. Thus, resulting in a very small population of the more rare Rh Negative Blood Types. For many years Type O+ Blood was incorrectly considered to be the Universal Blood Donor.
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What is special about blood type O negative?

Type O negative is the rarest, which makes the supply of type O more scarce than other types. Pro: Type O negative is known as the "universal donor" type. This type of blood can be donated to anyone. Blood group O indivuduals do not have either A or B surface antigens on their red blood cells.
  • What is the most common blood type?

    Answer: The approximate distribution of blood types in the U.S. population is as follows:
    • O-positive: 38 percent.
    • O-negative: 7 percent.
    • A-positive: 34 percent.
    • A-negative: 6 percent.
    • B-positive: 9 percent.
    • B-negative: 2 percent.
    • AB-positive: 3 percent.
    • AB-negative: 1 percent.
  • Is RH negative O Negative?

    Approximately 85% of the US Population have the Rh+ Blood Types of A, B, AB or O. Thus, resulting in a very small population of the more rare Rh Negative Blood Types. For many years Type O+ Blood was incorrectly considered to be the Universal Blood Donor.
  • Can Type O give blood to anyone?

    As a result, those with type O blood can only receive this type in transfusions since its plasma antibodies would attack anything else; however, those with type O can also donate blood to anyone else since type O is free from all immune-system antagonizing antigens – earning type O'ers the moniker "universal donors."
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Which is the rarest blood type?

What is the Rarest Blood Type? According to the American Red Cross the rarest is AB(-), present in 1% of the Caucasians, in African Americans it is even rarer. B(-) and O(-) are also very rare, each accounting for less than 5% of the world's population.
  • What is unique about O negative blood type?

    Type O negative is the rarest, which makes the supply of type O more scarce than other types. Pro: Type O negative is known as the "universal donor" type. This type of blood can be donated to anyone. Blood group O indivuduals do not have either A or B surface antigens on their red blood cells.
  • Is O+ blood type rare?

    O Positive. As an O Positive donor you are incredibly important to maintaining the blood supply in our community. O Positive is the most common blood type and therefore needed by so many patients. 1 in 3 people have O+ blood (approximately 37.4% of the population).
  • Is your blood type genetic?

    Everyone has an ABO blood type (A, B, AB, or O) and an Rh factor (positive or negative). Just like eye or hair color, our blood type is inherited from our parents. Each biological parent donates one of two ABO genes to their child. The A and B genes are dominant and the O gene is recessive.

Updated: 17th October 2019

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