In order for Hoxworth Blood Center to provide the highest quality blood products and services to patients we serve, is by way of generous volunteer blood donors. Medical Research has shown that African Americans possess rare blood traits that are only found only within that specific population. Because of that African Americans often provide the best match for other African Americans in need of blood: and that need is great!
Also, while local hospitals use all types of blood, types O and B are the most in demand. These are the types most possessed also by African Americans.