Is your blood type in demand?

Here’s a look at the most common blood types in Canada

Is your blood type in demand?

Source: Best Health Magazine, Summer 2012

According to Canadian Blood Services, a single blood donation can help save as many as three lives. In Canada, donations of O negative’the universal type’are especially in demand, as it’s used in emergencies involving newborns, trauma victims and those with compromised immune function. So, is yours common? (If you don’t know your blood type, ask your doctor.)


Here’s a breakdown of Canadians’ blood types:


This article was originally titled "Do you know your blood type?" in the Summer 2012 issue of Best Health. Subscribe today to get the full Best Health experience’and never miss an issue!