The focus of this activity is to provide an awareness of the importance in modern medicine of a safe and adequate blood supply in order to provide life-saving care. There are a number of safety considerations in maintaining our blood supply. A fascinating network of agencies and health care professionals administer the task of keeping the blood supply safe. Students will come away with an understanding of some of the means and methods involved as well as an awareness of some lifestyle and behavior choices that increase susceptibility of an individual to infectious diseases such as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and Hepatitis.
Blood typing, transfusions, blood supply, HIV, hepatitis