Blood Typing

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Introduction

1. Summarize the problem you are trying to solve. 

2. What is the purpose of this investigation?

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3. What types of serum are available?

What to the antibodies in the serums bind to?

4. What are the disposable micropipettes used for?

Procedure

5. Prediction Chart (indicate YES or NO if you think the blood will clump when exposed to the antibodies)

  

Blood Type


Anti-A Antibody


Anti-B Antibody


Anti-Rh Antibody

 

A




 

B




 

AB




 

O




 

Rh+




 

Rh-




6. Observation Chart

  

Blood Sample


Clumps in Response to

Anti-A


Clumps in Response to

Anti-B


Clumps in Response to

Anti-Rh


Type

 

1





 

2





 

3





 

4





Analyze and Conclude

7. Which, if any, of the blood samples tested cna the patient with type B+ blood receive? Explain why.

8. Explain how you were able to use your knowledge of how different types of blood react with Anti-A, Anti-B, and Anti Rh antibodies to determine the blood types of the four samples.

9. If a person has Type A blood, he or she would have antibodies for what blood type?

10. Why is type O Negative blood known as the universal donor? Why is O Positive not a universal donor?

11. If a person has Type O blood, what type(s) of blood would she not be able to receive?

12. Is knowing the ABO blood type of a potential blood donor enough to determine a suitable match? Explain your answer.

13. What might happen if someone with Type A received a transfusion of Type B blood?

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