Q:

Which blood type is the universal acceptor?

A:

Quick Answer

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.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Blood type is categorized based on which antigens are on the red blood cells. There are four antigens, or antigen groups: A, B, AB and O. Each of these can further be divided into positive and negative. For example, a person can have either A- blood or A+ blood. If the cells have a specific type of antigen on top of the main four, called an Rh factor, it is positive. If it is missing, the blood is negative.

Learn more about Blood

Related Questions

Explore