Decoding the alphabet soup of Blood Types
There’s a high chance you don’t know what blood type you are. You could be a universal donor or recipient without knowing – but it’s more like you have O+ blood, along with of 40% of Australians. What do the As, Os, and Bs mean anyway? Nic spoke with Erica Wood, Associate Professor and Head of the Transfusion Research Unit at Monash University, about why blood groups are so crucial.
If you’d like to give your blood to save lives, head to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service