Medical Quiz

Blood Donation Quiz


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What is the most common blood group in ireland?

A. O positive

B. A POsitive

C. B Positive


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

A. 2 weeks

B. 4 weeks

C. until recovered


Do blood donors get paid for giving blood?

A. Yes

B. No


You must be over 18 to give blood

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


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

A. 300

B. 3000

C. 4500


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

A. A negative

B. AB negative

C. O negative


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

A. 4 months

B. 12 months

C. never donate


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%


How mush blood is taken during a blood donation?

A. approx 100mls

B. approx 500ml

C. approx 1 Litre


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

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3


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

A. approx 9.6kms

B. approx 9655km

C. approx 96000 km


How often can a person donate blood in ireland?

A. every 35 days

B. every 90 days

C. every 180 days


Donors must fast before giving blood. True/false

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What percentage of the eligible population are active blood donors?

A. 30%

B. 13%

C. 3%


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

A. 35 days

B. 18 days

C. 90 days


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


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 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




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