Transfusion and Transplant Reactions


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What does the immune system recognize as foreign that might result in a transfusion or transplant reaction?

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1. Which of the following tests can be used to determine if a donor's blood and a recipient's blood are compatible?

2. Which of the following tests can be used to determine if donated tissue is compatible to the recipient's body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test the student's knowledge of the definition and differences between transfusion reactions and transplant rejection. In addition, students will be tested on two methods, tissue matching and tissue typing, that are used to minimize the risk of problems occurring during and after transplants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • How foreign substances are recognized in the body resulting in potential tissue reaction or rejection.
  • What tests can be performed before transplant to determine compatibility between donor and recipient's blood.
  • What tests can be performed to determine tissue compatibility.
  • Ways to lessen the risk of organ transplant rejection.

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on potential reactions to transfusion and transplants.
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of transfusion reaction and transfusion rejection.
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding blood testing

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson Transfusion and Transplant Reactions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining and understanding transfusion reaction and transfusion rejection.
  • How organ donors are successfully matched with organ recipients
  • Understanding transfusion reactions
  • The relation between tissue typing and transplant rejection.
  • Understanding bone marrow transplants.