The Universal Blood Donor: O Negative (O-) Blood Type

What Exactly is Type O-?

Each year, almost 5 million people are in need of transfusion from O Negative (O-) blood type donors in the United States. This type contains none of the three antigens such as A, B and Rh, which are antigens present in the red blood cells that help our immune system.

Donor to All, Recipient To One

This means that Type O- people are universal donors, but not universal recipients. It is the fourth rarest blood type, which only makes up approximately 9% of the population on earth.

Type O- people can give blood to anyone, but unfortunately, they can only receive blood from Type O- people too. Still, they’re a big help, especially in emergency situations where blood needs to be transfused immediately.

Personalities of O- Blood Type

Blood types are sometimes helpful in knowing someone’s trait, mindset and their level of compatibility with others. Here are Type O-s’ positive and negative traits:

Good Ones

People who have O Negative (O-) blood type are born leaders, independent, confident, have high determination in life, very competent and intuitive.

Not-So-Good Ones

Type Os are also unpredictable, very doubtful, egocentric and indifferent.

Famous Individuals with O- Blood Type

Here are the following individuals who have this O Negative (O-) blood type.

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  • Kurt Cobain
  • Elvis Presley
  • Erich Von Daniken
  • Senator John McCain
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Former President Dwight Eisenhower
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Paul Newman
  • Brad Steiger
  • John Lennon
  • Sting (Gordon Summer)
  • Peter Steele
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Prince Charles
  • Phil Collins
  • Matt Damon

Right Diet for O- Blood Type

Eating right for your blood type is important. It will help you decrease your chance of having diseases triggered by your bad eating habit.

For Type O- people, the high protein and lean meat diet is recommended.

Avoid the following, for they aid in gaining weight and have gluten, which causes stress on metabolism:

  • wheat
  • legumes
  • grains

Lactose intolerant people with Type O- blood should avoid:

  • milk
  • eggs

And replace them with the following instead:

  • soy milk
  • soy cheese


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