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Explore the eight major blood groups

  • O negative 9.5%
  • A negative 6.3%
  • B negative 2%
  • AB negative 0.6%
  • O positive 40.9%
  • A positive 28.8%
  • B positive 9.2%
  • AB positive 2.7%

Patients your blood type can help

Donor's blood type

Patients your blood type can help

The table shows which donor blood types can help which patients with a particular blood type. Columns have the donor blood type, Rows have the patients' blood type.

O negative O positive B negative B positive A negative A positive AB negative AB positive
AB positive compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type
AB negative compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type
A positive compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type
A negative compatible blood type compatible blood type
B positive compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type compatible blood type
B negative compatible blood type compatible blood type
O positive compatible blood type compatible blood type
O negative compatible blood type

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Tuesday 20 October

We aim to retain 6 days of stocks at any time in order to meet the requirements of patients in Scotland.

Learn more about blood types