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Ep2: Blood Types (Labs Nursing Mnemonics)

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Picture type O as a huge circle, like the universe, because they are the universal donor.  They can give to everyone.  However, also think of them as the “odd man out” because they can only receive type O as well.  They are universally odd, able to give to all but only receive from themselves!

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Remembering blood types is quite a headache to me because I always get confused about the universal donor and universal recipient. So, you know, there’s obviously Type O, B, A, and AB. And they all can be positive or negative. But, the Type O is kind of confusing. So, if you picture type O as a huge circle, kind of like the universe, they are the universal donors. So, picture O, type O as this big circle, like the universe. They are the universal donor. Type O, universal donor. They give to everybody. But, also think of the O as the odd man out because they can only receive type O, they are universally odd. They can give to all but only receive from themselves. So, let me just repeat that so it can kinda get engraved in your minds. So, picture the blood type O as a big circle like the universe because they are the universal donor, they give to everyone. But also think of them like the odd man out because they can only receive type O. They are universally odd, able to give to all but only able to receive from themselves.

 

This has been another episode of the nursing mnemonics podcast by NRSNG.com with your host, Katie Kleber, RN, CCRN. To grab all of our cheat sheets, head over to NRSNG.com/freebies. That’s NRSNG.com/freebies. Thank you so much for being here today. We love you guys. We thank you so much. We want to see you guys succeed. Listen, we’re all in this together. Now, go out and be your best self today. Happy Nursing.

Date Published - May 9, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 30, 2017