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Quiz On Blood Donation

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Quiz On Blood Donation

As there is no substitute for human blood, Blood donation is one of the noblest of human actions; a simple gesture to help a needy stranger. If you have any apprehensions or queries on the facts of blood donation, take our Blood Donation quiz; empower yourself with the necessary information, and save a life!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name the blood groups that are commonly termed ‘Universal Donor’ and ‘Universal Receiver’.
    • A. 

      O ; AB

    • B. 

      O- ; AB-

    • C. 

      O+ ; AB+

    • D. 

      O- ; AB+

    • E. 

      O+ ; AB-

  • 2. 
    According to International Red Cross Guidelines, a person cannot donate blood if
    • A. 

      He/she is above 18 years of age

    • B. 

      His/her weight is above 110 pounds (ie 45 kg)

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      He/she has a history of hepatitis

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      2 pints

    • B. 

      ½ pints

    • C. 

      1 pints

    • D. 

      3 pints

  • 4. 
    Select the correct statement.
    • A. 

      An ‘Allogeneic’ blood transfusion means that the donor and recipient are the same

    • B. 

      An ‘Autologous’ blood transfusion means that the donor and recipient are two different individuals

    • C. 

      Donated blood intended for use in an individual other than the blood donor is called a ‘Homologous’ blood transfusion.

  • 5. 
    Can a Thalassemia Minor donate blood?
    • A. 

      No, they can’t.

    • B. 

      Yes, they can.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following individuals is not prohibited from donating blood?
    • A. 

      A person currently suffering from cold or flu

    • B. 

      A menstruating woman

    • C. 

      A pregnant woman

    • D. 

      A person whose partner is HIV positive

  • 7. 
    What is apheresis?
    • A. 

      The scientific term for blood donation.

    • B. 

      Fatigue experienced after blood donation

    • C. 

      Blood donation where specific components of blood are separated and transfused

    • D. 

      Period during which a person is prohibited from donating blood

  • 8. 
    Can a diabetic donate blood?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Yes, if not dependent on insulin injections

  • 9. 
    It is normal to feel weak after a blood donation
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Blood pressure medications

    • B. 

      Hepatitis B vaccination

    • C. 

      Antibiotics

    • D. 

      Birth control pills

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