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What Causes Different ABO Blood Types to be Positive or Negative and Why?

May 23, 2012 - The “positive” or “negative” refers to the Rh (Rhesus) type. The Rh type tells if a person does or does not have the Rh (also called D) antigen on their red cells. About 85% of people are Rh(D) positive, and 15% are Rh(D) negative. Read More...

Charles Chavanne Continues to Give Back

May 10, 2012 - The recent loss of long-time blood donor Charles Chavanne leaves a void in LifeShare’s family. A dedicated and frequent blood donor most of his life, Charles became a platelet donor in 1989 and strived to give the maximum of 24 times a year. With a total of 482 donations, he frequently gave his time and his blood to save hundreds of lives. Read More...

Ask the Expert- Why is Type O Known as the Universal Donor?

May 7, 2012 - There are several blood group systems present on the red blood cell membrane. The ABO blood group system is the most important in human transfusion. The ABO blood group was discovered in 1900 by Karl Landsteiner, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1930 for his work. Read More...

Ask the Expert- Tell Me about the Bone Marrow Registry

April 10, 2012 - The first step is easy—signing up. It’s free, confidential and a one-time process. It only takes between five and seven minutes to register by giving a mouth swab and consent/information, and there is no cost to the donor. Read More...

Spotlight- Dr. Matt Coleman

April 6, 2012 - Dr. Matthew Coleman joined LifeShare Blood Centers as the Associate Medical Director in January bringing nine years of experience in blood banking and transfusion medicine. Read More...