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Blood Quiz


  1. Which condition is brought about by not having enough healthy red blood cells and could be due to a vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency?
  2. What are the 4 blood groups?
  3. Red blood cells contain which protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body?
  4. What is the liquid component of blood called?
  5. What word is an acute loss of blood from a damaged blood vessel?

  6. What are the small blood vessels called, which connect arteries to veins?
  7. Hemophilia is sometimes referred to by what nickname?
  8. A compression sock whilst flying is advised to prevent which sort of clotting in the leg?
  9. O negative donors are often called what type of donors?
  10. What is the lifespan of a red blood cell: (a) 12 hours, (b) 12 days, or (c) 120 days?
  11. In the episode titled "The Blood Donor," Tony Hancock described a pint of blood as being what equivalent volume?
  12. Which soft, spongy material produces about 95% of the body's blood cells?
  13. A thrombus is better known by what descriptive term?
  14. Which English physician was first to described in detail the circulation of blood around the human body?
  15. What name is given to the obstruction of a blood vessel by a foreign substance?
  16. Lymphocytes, granulocytes and monocytes are the three manin sub types of what?
  17. What do we call a drug that prevents blood clots from forming?
  18. Which specialist doctor specialises in diagnosing and treating blood disorders?
  19. Thrombocytopenia is a deficiency of what in the blood?
  20. What is the medical practice of drawing blood from patients called?
  21. Octopuses have blue blood because the protein transporting oxygen in their blood contains which chemical element?
  22. And finally... what colour is Spock's blood in Star Trek?


  1. Anemia
  2. A, B, AB and O
  3. Hemoglobin
  4. Plasma
  5. Hemorrhage
  6. Capillaries
  7. The royal disease
  8. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  9. Universal donors
  10. (c) 120 days
  11. Nearly an armful
  12. Bone marrow
  13. Blood clot
  14. William Harvey
  15. Embolism
  16. White blood cells
  17. Anticoagulant
  18. Hematologist
  19. Platelets
  20. Phlebotomy
  21. Copper
  22. Green