Do you know your own blood type? Do you know your children’s blood type? This potentially life-saving information can be critical in a medical emergency or disaster crisis when immediate blood transfusion or replacement is required. Unfortunately, surveys indicate that the vast majority of people do not have this critical information.The Eldon Card blood type test kit uses the basic forward antibody method of blood hematology to easily and quickly provide the user with their blood type (A, AB, B or O) and rhesus factor (Rh negative or Rh positive) in a few minutes without the need for special laboratory supplies or training. By simply comparing the results of blood sample coagulation on the pretreated areas of the blood typing test card with a graphic picture chart, correct blood grouping is known. The test card can then be filled out with personal identification information and laminated with the provided plastic sheet to make a permanent record. The EldonCard blood typing test kit is also excellent for classroom instruction and other educational applications.
Blood typing is determined by the type of antigens or markers that are on the surface of red blood cells (either “A” or “B”) and if there are antibodies to a portion of the blood type known as the Rhfactor (either “positive” or “negative”). Blood type is inherited from and dependent upon the blood type of an individual’s parents. In the case of a transfusion, a person’s blood type needs to be compatible with the donor’s blood type or an allergic-type reaction can occur resulting from the immune system of the recipient attacking the incompatible donor blood cells as invading organisms.
MATERIALS PROVIDED WITH EACH TEST KIT
One EldonCard� Blood typing test card, foil sealed, sterile. Auto-Lance, spring loaded sterile lancet. Alcohol preparation swab, sterile gauze plaster, EldonSticks� sample collection and transfer devices, transfer pipette, color result chart, laminating sheet, and instructions. All components assembled and poly packaged in single procedure kits (One complete blood typing procedure per kit).