48% of the UK population has type O blood. Around 12% of people are type O-, and about 36% of people are type O+. Since the remaining 52% of the population is split between 6 blood groups (A-, A+, B-, B+, AB- and AB+), these blood types are more rare and are often sought after for blood donations so a good supply of each blood type can be stored for transfusions. During a blood transfusion, receiving blood from the incorrect blood group can be life-threatening. So in an emergency situation, knowing your blood type can be extremely useful.
All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.