jemstone wrote:when you say "universal recipient", you mean that AB+ can receive all types of blood? i never knew much about blood types...
so the other end of the spectrum, for O+ would mean that they can only receive O+ types?
or did i get it the other way around?
Exactly. Type O is normally called universal donor, as their red blood cells don't have certain protiens on them that will cause them to be rejected.
Statistically, positive blood types are more common than negative. A person with positive blood can recieve negative blood. That is referencing a different protien on the surface of the red blood cells. There is a fairly detailed article on wikipedia that explains this.
Marky - Before you went to Japan, the ARC never took your blood?