Blood worksheet


Table:  Complete the following table by filling in the appropriate term from the word bank below. Use agglutinogen/agglutinin D for the Rh factor.


Blood Type

Agglutinogens present

Agglutinins present

Can donate to:

Can receive from:




B and D

(Hint: Gave birth to an Rh+ child and was not treated with RhoGAM)




(Hint: Has never been pregnant)










O- newborn






Fill in the missing information:


1. The formation and development of blood cells/solids is called ______________________.

2. Phagocytic leukocytes that can differentiate into highly mobile macrophages are called ____ _________________________.

3. The smallest formed elements in the blood are _______________________.

4. Anemia may result from __________________________, ________________________, or _____________________.

5. The three processes involved in blood clotting are _________________, ______________

     _____________________, and __________________________.

6.  The substance that triggers coagulation and is normally not found in circulating plasma is ___________________________.

7. A blood clot that forms within a blood vessel is called a(n) _________________________.

8. A transfusion reaction occurs as a result of interactions between ____________________


9. The leukocytes responsible for antibody formation are ______________________.

10.  A blood transfusion will be successful if ___________________________________.

11. Any condition in which the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is reduced is called _________________.

12. Large "janitor" cells, found principally in the body tissues, are ______________________.

13. Hemoglobin is an important component of blood because of its ability to _______________.

14. A mature red blood cell has a life span of about _____________.

15. The white blood cells that contain histamine and heparin and may help to prevent inappropriate clotting are ___________________________.

16. About 60% of the white blood cells in a normal WBC count would be __________________.

17. The chemical features of the cell membrane that leads to the characteristic clumping of RBCs in determination of blood types are called ____________________.

18. Neutrophils are able to _____________________.

19. The blood disorder characterized by excessive red blood cell destruction is called _______


20. A larger than normal amount of lymphocytes in a white blood count would most probably indicate _________________________.

21. A disease in which white blood cells multiply wildly is _____________________.

22.  When proteins involved in clotting have been removed, the remaining liquid is __________.


Multiple Choice.


23.  An allergic response is triggered by the: 

a. neutrophil           b. basophil           c. eosinophil         d. lymphocyte      e. monocyte


24. The leukocyte that normally accounts for a WBC differential count of between 1-3 % is the:  

a.  monocyte           b. basophil           c. neutrophil        d. eosinophil         e. lymphocyte


25. T helper cells, T killer cells, and plasma cells are synonymous to the: 

a. leukocyte           b. basophil           c. eosinophil         d. monocyte         e. none of these


26. The normal pH of blood ranges between: 

a. 6.35 and 7.35                               b. 7.35 and 7.45                            c. 7.00 and 7.35

d. 7.25 and 7.35                               e.  none of these


27. The normal circulating blood volume makes up about what percent of the body weight? 

 a. 20                    b. 15                   c. 8                     d. 4                     e. none of these 


28. Plasma proteins include all of the following except: 

a. globulin              b. fibrinogen       c. albumin            d. aldosterone      e. none of these


29. The color of oxyhemoglobin is: 

a. dark red-brown  b. bright red       c. blue                 d. purple-red       e. none of these


30. Hemoglobin combines with (circle all that apply): 

a. carbon monoxide                           b. oxygen             c. bicarbonate            

d. carbon dioxide