Hi Guys! Several years ago, an INFORMAL and certainly unscientific blood group study was taken from a very few folks who consider that they have Melungeon ancestry. AGAIN, this is NOT SCIENTIFIC. The results were as follows:
USA AVERAGE Melungeon AVERAGE A + 37% 33.6% A- 6% 12.8% AB + 4% 2.4% AB - 1% 1.8% B + 10% 7.3 % B - 2% 0.0% O + 37% 28.1% 0- 6% 14.0% The study sample was really too small to be of much value. I did find it interesting! :-)
What is the most common blood type? The approximate distribution of blood types in the US population is as follows. Distribution may be different for specific racial and ethnic groups: 0 Rh-positive 38 percent 0 Rh-negative 7 percent A Rh-positive 34 percent A Rh-negative 6 percent B Rh-positive 9 percent B Rh-negative 2 percent AB Rh-positive 3 percent AB Rh-negative 1 percent In an emergency, anyone can receive type O Red Blood Cells, and type AB individuals can receive Red Blood Cells of any ABO type. Therefore, people with type O blood are known as “universal donors” and those with type AB blood are known as “universal recipients.” In addition, AB Plasma donors can give to all blood types.