A person who has group AB blood and is therefore able to receive blood from any other group in the ABO system.
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Science definitions for universal recipient
A person who has group AB blood and is therefore able to receive blood from a person with any other blood type. Group AB blood contains red blood cells that have both antigens A and B and thus does not have reactive antibodies in its plasma to these antigens, which are found in some other blood types. See also blood type.
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