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Old 01-07-2008, 11:23 AM   #9
Dave Matteson
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Re: Donating Blood Before WOD

Originally Posted by Nick Cruz View Post
I am AB+ though, and I think only other AB people can use my blood.
Yup, but hey, it's one more pint of desperately needed blood. On the other end of the needle, with your blood type, you can receive any type of blood. What blood banks sometimes do is instead of using AB+ whole blood (since it would go to a limited population), they separate it into different parts. Unlike your whole blood, your plasma is considered the "universal donor" type, and is great for people with bleeding problems.
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