EXERCISES, LESSON 3
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that
best answers the exercise, by completing the incomplete statement, by selecting true or
false, or by writing the answer in the space provided at the end of the exercise.
After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises at the
end of the lesson and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly,
reread the material referenced with the solution.
Transfusions are most commonly given to restore:
a. Nutrients and oxygen.
b. White blood cells and antibodies.
lmmunity and platelets for clotting.
d. Blood volume or RBCs for oxygen-carry.
Blood transfusions should be used only ____________ since they may suppress
erythropoiesis (production of red cells).
a. In anemia.
b. After surgery.
As a last resort.
d. When erythropoiesis is normal.
What is the product of choice for a patient with severe anemia requiring restoration
of oxygen-carrying capacity?
b. Whole blood.
Red blood cells.
d. A plasma substitute.