what is a universal recipient

Receiving a blood transfusion is not the only time this information matters. An individual who needs an organ transplant could also benefit from being a universal recipient. If a patient has the AB blood type and needs an organ, they could accept an organ from donors of all blood types.

The process of matching a donor and recipient is more complicated than that, however, as there are other reasons a donor and recipient may not be compatible, but, generally speaking, a person with the AB blood type can receive an organ from a donor of any blood type.