donor information

Donor Bill of Rights
What to Expect from Us

Giving blood to help in the medical care of others merits respect, trust and appreciation. As such, our goal is to ensure donors and prospective donors have trust in SunCoast Blood Centers to provide a positive, safe and comfortable experience. When donating with us, you should expect the following from our organization and staff.
 
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition for donations and to be assured that all information about donations is handled with confidentiality, privacy and security.
  • To be assured that SunCoast Blood Centers meets or exceeds all federal, state, and industry regulations and standards in the collection and handling of blood donations.
  • To be informed of the ways in which SunCoast Blood Centers intends to use the blood it collects and be assured that donations are used for the purposes for which they are given.
  • To receive prompt, truthful and straightforward answers to questions about the donation process.
  • To be informed of the identity of SunCoast Blood Centers’s governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to SunCoast Blood Centers’s most recent published financial information.
  • To be treated with courtesy and respect in all interactions with SunCoast Blood Centers and its representatives.

Right Type, Right Time

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A Postitive

A+ blood type makes up 35.7% of the population. People with A positive blood type are encouraged to donate platelets, whole blood or double red cells.

A Negattive

A- A person with type A blood can donate to a person with type A or type AB blood and can receive blood from a person with type A or type O blood.

B Postitive

B+ A person with type B positive blood can receive transfusions from type B or type O blood only. Donors with this blood type are encouraged to donate platelets and whole blood.

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B Negative

B- blood type is considered one of the rarer blood types and can only receive blood from O negative and B negative blood types.

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AB Postitive

AB+ Individuals with AB+ blood have the potential to save almost anyone and are often called universal platelet donors because their components can be transfused into anyone, regardless of their blood type.

AB Negative

AB- is the rarest blood type, making up less than 1% of the population. Donors with this blood type are encouraged to give a platelet donation.

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O Postitive

O+ blood type is the most common blood type, make up more than 37% of the population. Any positive blood type can receive O positive blood. Donors with this blood type are encouraged to give double red cells and whole blood.

O- is the most highly demanded blood type there is. Making up only 7% of the population, O negative blood is one of the most precious gifts anyone can give because it can be transfused into any patient.

O Negative

O- is the most highly demanded blood type there is. Making up only 7% of the population, O negative blood is one of the most precious gifts anyone can give because it can be transfused into any patient.

TYPEYOU CAN GIVE BLOOD TOYOU CAN RECEIVE BLOOD FROM
A+
A+ AB+
A+ A- O+ O-
O+
O+ A+ B+ AB+
O+ O-
B+
B+ AB+
B+ B- O+ O-
AB+
AB+
Everyone
A-
A+ A- AB+ AB-
A- O-
O-
Everyone
O-
B-
B+ B- AB+ AB-
B- O-
AB-
AB+ AB-
AB- A- B- O-