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Re: [IP] Possible donor

On Mon, 5 Aug 2002 email @ redacted wrote:

> I spoke with a woman today who I am just acquainted with.  We were talking
> about dialysis and such related things and she asked me what blood type I was.
> I believe I am O positive.  She is O negative.  She offered to donate one of
> her kidneys to me if I am able to take it from her.
> My question is, I know that A and B blood types can get any donor type blood
> as long as they are a tissue match, am I able to get O positive and negative
> or only O positive?

She could be a donor if she is a good tissue match for you. Type O
negative is the universal blood donor. Second best is you, O positive.
Type O with no rh factor can donate to anyone. With rh postive, you can
donate to any person, regardless of blood type, positive for rh factor.

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