Blood typing is an important biology exercise introducing a variety of key areas including immunology, genetics, blood banking, and forensics.
- Using artificial bloods and sera that simulate actual blood typing, students follow exactly the procedure that would be used to type a blood specimen and obtain results that closely approximate real blood typing.
- Each student determines the type of one blood sample, A,B,O, and AB types are all included.
- From their results, students use genetic consideration to settle paternity questions.
- They also determine possible blood donors for each blood type.