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1

Which of the following statements is MOST correct regarding pilots and blood donation?

A. One’s ability to fly safely is affected by a temporary loss of blood.
B. A typical donation of full blood is 1 unit, which equates to 1 pint or about 950 millilitres.
C. One can still fly safely after a temporary loss of blood.
D. A typical donation of full blood is 2 units, which equates to 2 pints or about 950 millilitres.

A. One’s ability to fly safely is affected by a temporary loss of blood

2

Common short-term after-effects of blood donation include all of the following EXCEPT

A. chills.
B. mild dizziness.
C. facial tingling.
D. fever.

D. fever

3

On the day of a blood donation, the donor should avoid

A. high-intensity workouts.
B. oversleeping.
C. eating.
D. drinking.

A. high-intensity workouts

4

After donating blood, a pilot is at an increased risk of

A. mental impairment in hypoxic conditions.
B. dizziness.
C. mild tingling.
D. all of the above.

D. all of the above

5

Which of the following symptoms could a pilot who has recently donated blood experience?

A. dizziness and nausea.
B. muscle cramps.
C. stomach cramps.
D. increased appetite.

A. dizziness and nausea

6

Pilots are at increased risk of _____ following blood donation.

A. mental impairment in hypoxic conditions.
B. light headedness.
C. mild tingling.
D. all of the above.

D. all of the above

7

Which of the following is NOT a reason to seek medical attention following a blood donation?

A. experiencing nausea and vomiting.
B. feeling slightly dizzy and weak immediately afterward.
C. symptoms that persist for more than a few hours.
D. dizziness that does not abate after lying down and drinking plenty of fluids.

B. feeling slightly dizzy and weak immediately afterward

8

Which of the following groups of people is NOT more likely to experience an adverse reaction after donating blood?

A. dehydrated donors.
B. first-time donors.
C. female donors.
D. younger donors.

D. younger donors

9

One unit of blood is equivalent to

A. 1 cup.
B. 1 quart.
C. 1 ounce.
D. 1 pint.

D. 1 pint

10

Which of the following statements is MOST correct regarding pilots and blood donation?

A. A typical donation of full blood is one unit, which equates to one pint, or just over 650 millilitres.
B. A typical donation of full blood is one unit, which equates to just over 950 millilitres.
C. A temporary loss of blood does adversely affect one's ability to fly safely.
D. A temporary loss of blood doesn’t adversely affect one's ability to fly safely.

C. A temporary loss of blood does adversely affect one's ability to fly safely

11

After a donation, the body can replace the blood cells and platelets within

A. 4 to 6 weeks.
B. 24 hours.
C. 2 to 4 weeks.
D. 72 hours.

A. 4 to 6 weeks

12

Which of the following is the liquid part of the blood?

A. white blood cells.
B. platelets.
C. plasma.
D. red blood cells.

C. plasma