Medical Quiz

Blood Donation Quiz


How many patients a year receive a blood transfusion in the republic of ireland?

A. 7000

B. 17000

C. 70000

Blood can be broken down into how many component parts?

A. 2

B. 4

C. 8

Donors must fast before giving blood. True/false



What is the most common blood group in ireland?

A. O positive

B. A POsitive

C. B Positive

What percentage of the weight of the typical human body is made up of blood?

A. approx. 70%

B. approx. 7 %

C. approx 0.7%

What percentage of people will need a blood transfusion in their lifetime?

A. 5% (1 in 20)

B. 10% (1 in 10)

C. 25% (1 in 4)

How long after a cold should you wait before donating blood?

A. 2 weeks

B. 4 weeks

C. until recovered

How many units of blood does the average human have in their body? (1 unit =500ml)

A. 4-6 units

B. 10-12 units

C. 14-16 units

How long must you wait after getting a tattoo before you can give blood?

A. 4 months

B. 12 months

C. never donate

What treatments/ illnesses best describe what hospitals might use blood for most, when they transfuse the patient?

A. cancer, anaemia and blood disorders

B. cardiac heart and emergency surgery

C. maternity and childbirth treaTMENTS

How many kilometers a day does your blood travel around the body?

A. approx 9.6kms

B. approx 9655km

C. approx 96000 km

How many units (1 unit=500ml) of blood are needed every week?

A. 300

B. 3000

C. 4500

How often can a person donate blood in ireland?

A. every 35 days

B. every 90 days

C. every 180 days

On average how many lives can be saved with a single blood donation

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

How mush blood is taken during a blood donation?

A. approx 100mls

B. approx 500ml

C. approx 1 Litre

What percentage of the eligible population are active blood donors?

A. 30%

B. 13%

C. 3%

You must be over 18 to give blood



What is the maximum number of days blood can be used after its collection?

A. 35 days

B. 18 days

C. 90 days

Do blood donors get paid for giving blood?

A. Yes

B. No

What red cell blood group can be given to all patients? (The universal donor)

A. A negative

B. AB negative

C. O negative


Medical Quiz should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational and educational purposes only.