Blood typing introduces key areas including immunology, genetics, blood banking and forensics.
Concern over AIDS along with a general trend away from ‘invasive’ laboratory work has, for many schools, resulted in the elimination of this exercise.
The ‘Blood Simutype Kit’ removes these problems.
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 a blood sample.
A, B, O, AB types are included in the kit.
From their results students use genetic consideration to settle a paternity question and determine possible blood donors for each blood type.