Why Is Knowing Your Blood Type Important?
Matching compatible blood types is important for blood transfusions. Knowing your type and compatibility is crucial if you ever need a transfusion.
4.5 million Americans receive a transfusion each year. Transfusions are needed for many reasons, just to name a few:
- Serious injuries.
- Pregnant mothers experiencing labor difficulties.
- Cancer fighters.
- Premature babies.
For those with rare blood types the supply can be limited. It is important to know your blood type, especially if you have a rare type. Don't wait until an emergency to find out your blood type.