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Genetics of Blood & ABO Blood Types

Pre-Lab Qestions

1. Define the following:

2. How are blood types determined?

3. Who discovered blood types? How did this person discover blood types and when did they discover them?

4. Make a chart that relates/organizes the following for each of the 4 blood types:

5. Which blood type is the universal donor? Explain why?

6. Which blood type is the universal acceptor? Explain why?

7. What causes blood agglutination?

8. What are Rh proteins? What cause a persons to be (+) or (-)?

9. Where are white blood cells and platelets produced?

10. What is erythrocytosis? What causes it? And How is it detected?

11. What is the normal RBC count (at Birth) for males? Females?

12. What is the normal RBC count (as adults) for males? Females?

13. How is the RBC counts effected by anemia?