Study With Me : Introduction to Blood Transfusion 16
SECTION 1 : Haematology
Questions and Answers
Question 98: What is the blood volume per kilogram of body weight for adults?
The answer: Adults typically have a blood volume of 65–70 milliliters per kilogram of body weight.
Question 99: Define plasma in blood.
The answer: Plasma is the watery fluid component of blood, constituting about 60% of the total volume.
Question 100: Describe the pH of blood.
The answer: The pH of blood ranges between 7.3 and 7.4, indicating a nearly neutral level of acidity-alkalinity.
Question 101: What is the specific gravity (SG) of blood?
The answer: The specific gravity of blood is in the range of 1050–1065, making it slightly heavier than pure water (SG of 1000).
Question 102: What makes up the remaining 40% of blood besides plasma?
The answer: The remaining 40% of blood consists of cellular elements or blood cells.