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MBS provides a wide range of blood and blood components, reference laboratory, cross matching services, education and training services to hospitals and hospital transfusion services.

Having recognized the benefits associated with safety, quality and efficiency, MBS is a leader in the incorporation of technology within the blood services community

Blood type is categorized according to the ABO system.

Red blood cells can have the antigens “A” or “B” attached to them. If you have the protein “A” attached to your red blood cell, you are blood type A. If you have the protein “B” attached to your red blood cell, you are blood type B. If you have both the “A” protein and “B” protein attached to your red blood cell, you are type AB. If you have no proteins attached to your red blood cell, you are type O.

You also may have Rh antigens on the surface of your red cells. If you do, that makes your blood type “positive” (+). If these antigens aren’t present, your blood type is negative (-).

Percentage of Blood Type Groupings in an Average 100 Citizens of the U.S.

Blood Type RH+ RH-

45% will be O of which 38.5 and 6.5

40% will be A of which 34.3 and 5.7

10% will be B of which 8.6 and 1.4

5% will be AB of which 4.3 and .7

The Basics

Compatability Chart For Red Cell Transfusion

Patient’s Blood Type Is:      Patient* May Receive Type:
A+ A+, A-, O+, O-
A- A-, O-
B+ B+, B-, O+, O-
B- B-, O-
AB+ AB+, AB-, A+, A-, B+, B-, O+, O-
AB- AB-, A-, B-, 0-
O+ O+, O-
O- O-

To find out which blood donation is best for you and the community go to the home page and click on Calendar.