Do you know your type? If you donate blood regularly, you most likely do (If not, blood donation is a great way to find out!). A common question donors have once they know their blood type is “who can receive my blood?” We have the answer on our website in the form of a compatibility chart, along with a breakdown of blood type frequencies in the US population.
Once you’ve studied up on blood type compatibility, try your hand at the Blood Typing Game! It’s based on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Karl Landsteiner in 1930 for his 1901 discovery of the human blood groups.
When you play, you enter the emergency room to provide blood transfusions for car crash victims by identifying their blood types, then matching up the blood bags needed for each patient.
It’s a fun way to learn about a very serious subject — the importance of safe blood transfusion.