O positive blood is a blood type within the ABO blood group sytem. This blood type belongs to the O group and is the most common blood type found globally. Those with O positive blood can donate blood to all positive blood types, including O positive, A positive, B positive and AB positive. O positive blood holders can only receive O positive blood in return.
Blood types are distinguished as positive and negative through the Rhesus factor, or RhD. The difference is based on a protein present on the cell surface of the blood cells. The O positive blood type accounts for 37 percent of the entire population. The fact that O positive blood can be donated to all RhD positive blood types means that O positive blood group holders can donate to 83 percent of the entire population. To determine the blood type, an individual needs to take a blood test. If a person wishes to donate blood to another person, the donor is required to have a blood compatibility test, and a cross-match must be found before a blood transfusion can be done. This cross-match prevents unexpected reactions in the recipient, such as pain, fever, dizziness and blood in the urine.Learn More
The blood type that is known as the universal acceptor is type AB. In total, there are eight different types of blood that a person can have.Full Answer >
The O positive blood type is not a rare blood type. It is the most common blood type, according to the American Red Cross. The rarest blood type is AB negative.Full Answer >
Type AB positive people have personality traits affected by the genetic mutation of combining blood types A and B. Although type AB may enjoy being around other people and are friendly and open, there is a deep seated feeling of mistrust and an overall feeling of alienation, according to naturopathic physician Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo on his official website.Full Answer >
According to the Canadian Children's Rights Council, if a mother has A negative blood and a father has O negative blood, the baby has either A negative or O negative blood. Type A is more likely, because it is dominant over type O.Full Answer >