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Do you have blood type A negative?

Around 7% of all Dutch people have blood type A negative. This doesn't mean you're less valuable. Your blood is still vital to a lot of people! Patients with blood type A and AB - positive or negative - can receive your red blood cells.

Women are allowed to give blood a maximum of three times a year, men up to five times a year. How often you are called upon depends on the blood group that is needed at a certain time. A patient preferably receives blood from his own blood group.

Thus, a patient with blood group A negative preferably receives blood from an A-negative blood donor. We therefore need all blood groups.