- Generally, what is the average lifespan of a red blood cell?
- Rank the following white blood cells in terms of abundance, and describe the general characteristics
and functions of the formed elements listed:
- Define anemia.
- What tests were done that could identify anemia?
- Define Leukocytosis and Leukopenia.
- What is the rationale for conducting a differential white blood cell count? Describe two conditions
that would be identified by this method.
- What is polycythemia?
- What is erythropoietin? From where is it released, and when? What does it do?
- Why do many kidney failure patients suffer from anemia and how might they be treated?
- What would a permanent move to a high altitude area do to your RBC count? Describe the mechanism.
- If your blood clumped with both anti-A serum and anti-B serum, your ABO blood type would
- To what ABO blood groups could you give blood?
- From which ABO donor types could you receive blood?
- What ABO blood type is considered the universal donor? Why?
- What is hemolytic disease of the new born (HDN)? What is the Rh factor of the mother? The father,
and therefore the fetus?
- Why does the Rh-negative mother not have a reaction and produce antibodies during the first pregnancy,
yet during subsequent pregnancies, she does have anti-Rh antibodies that attack the Rh + fetal
red blood cells? How is the condition prevented, and how does it work?