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How much do you know about blood donation?

Quiz: How much do you know about blood donation?

Test your knowledge about blood donation. How many of these 10 trivia questions can you answer correctly? The answers are provided after the quiz.

1. According to the American Red Cross, out of every 100 people, how many give blood? 

A. Less than five;   B. Between 10 and 15;  C. Between 20 and 25

2. The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 by whom? 

A. Betsy Ross; B. Clara Barton; C. Marie Curie

3. The blood type hospitals need most is what type?

A. Type A; B. Type O; C. Type AB

4. How many pints of blood does the average adult have?

A. 10; B. 20; C. 25

5. How much blood is typically given when someone donates?

A. 1 pint; B. 2 pints; C. 1 quart

6. True or False?

All donated blood is tested for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis and other infectious diseases before it can be released to hospitals.

7. True or False?

Red blood cells can be used up to six months after they are donated.

8. One donation can help save the lives of how many people?

A. One; B. Two; C. Three

9. Type O (negative and positive) is the most common blood type in the U.S. How many people have Type O blood?

A. 39 percent; B. 45 percent; C. 55 percent

10. How many blood donations are needed every day in the U.S.? 

A. 20,000; B. 25,000; C. More than 30,000 Check your answers below! Want to learn more trivia about blood donation? See these American Red Cross blood facts and statistics.


1.) A, less than five. Only three out of 100 people in America give blood. 2.) B, Clara Barton founded the Red Cross. 3.) B, Type O is the most common blood requested by hospitals. 4.) A, the average adult has 10 pints of blood.   5.) A, roughly one pint of blood is given during a donation. 6.) True, all blood is thoroughly tested before being released to hospitals. 7.) False, most donated red blood cells must be used within 42 days of collection. 8.) C, one donation can save the lives of three people. 9.) B, 45 percent of people in the U.S. have Type O (positive or negative) blood. 10.) C, more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.  

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