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Blood Typing - About

The Blood Typing educational game and related reading are based on the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded for the discovery of human blood groups made in 1901.

First published: December 2001
Estimated play time: 10-15 min.
Plug in requirements: Flash 5  »
Sound: Yes
High score: No
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Blood Typing Game

- What are the different blood groups in the AB0(null) and Rh factor blood group systems?
- Blood typing - how do you find out to which blood group someone belongs?
- Who can receive blood from whom in a blood transfusion?
- What happens if someone is given the wrong blood in a blood transfusion?
- What antibodies and antigens occur in the blood of different blood groups?

In this game you have to blood type three patients and give them blood transfusions. Are you able to do that? If not, maybe you should read the introduction to blood typing "Blood Groups, Blood Typing and Blood Transfusions" before you start, otherwise you will put the patients' lives in danger!

For instructions on how to play the game, click on the HELP button found at the bottom of the game window.

Reading: "Blood Groups, Blood Typing and Blood Transfusions"

- The discovery of blood groups
- What is blood made of?
- What are the different blood groups?
- AB0(null) blood grouping system
- Blood group notation
- Blood typing - how do you find out to which blood group someone belongs?
- What happens when blood clumps or agglutinates?
- Blood transfusions - who can receive blood from whom?
Read "Blood Groups, Blood Typing and Blood Transfusions" »





To cite this page
MLA style: "Blood Typing - About". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 20 Sep 2020. <http://educationalgames.nobelprize.org/educational/medicine/landsteiner/about.html>

About the educational games

The educational games are based on Nobel Prize awarded discoveries and were produced between 2001 and 2012. The games have not been updated since production (including potential scientific facts changes) and are provided here on an 'as is' basis by popular demand.

The games require Adobe Flash Player. Adobe Flash is an old technology with an end of life by 2020 and these games will then no longer work. Flash is disabled in many browsers and need to be activated in order to play the games.