Blood Quiz: Do you know what's flowing through your veins?
A vampire is headed straight for you. "I vant to drink your blood," he hisses. To prevent him from sucking the life force straight out of you, you decide to distract him with your amazing knowledge of blood. Take the quiz and prove yourself.
How many liters of blood does the adult human body contain?
How long does a red blood cell survive in the bloodstream?
What is hemoglobin?
a chemical that stimulates the production of red blood cells
a molecule specially designed to hold waste products and remove them from the body
a molecule specially designed to hold oxygen and carry it to cells that need it
What is a hematocrit?
the measure of red blood cells in the blood
a hormone that stimulates production of red blood cells
the nucleus of a red blood cell
How does blood get its red color?
from proteins located in the bone marrow
from the waste products in the blood
from the iron in hemoglobin
What is the function of white blood cells?
to carry oxygen from the lungs
to fight infection
to create clots
What does it mean when there's an increase of white blood cells in the body?
There's an infection somewhere in the body.
Your body just finished fighting an infection.
There's no oxygen in the blood.
There are six main types of white blood cells in the blood. Which type is the most common?
What substance makes up the majority of plasma?
If you are a universal donor, what blood type do you have?
What are the two components that make up blood?
red blood cells and white blood cells
protein and water
cells and plasma
What is the function of platelets in the blood?
carrying oxygen from the lungs
Where are blood cells produced?
What is hematopoiesis?
high blood pressure
production of blood
Which of the following helps to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the body?
red blood cells
white blood cells
What is the name of the leftover fluid when plasma is clotted?
What type of blood has both A and B antigens?
How often can you donate blood?
every eight weeks
as often as you like
What is apheresis?
transferring blood from a donor to a recipient
separation of components in the blood
preserving donated blood
Red blood cells make up what percentage of the elements in blood?