Damascus Middle School Gifted Students Complete Blood Typing Activity

School nurse Michelle Stiltner took their blood using a lancet and transferred it to an Eldonstick to smear on an Eldon card.   Once mixed with water and spread out, the blood reacted with the antibodies and coagulated, making a pattern. Students were able to determine their blood type by comparing their results to a chart. After each student determined his/her blood type, Gifted Coordinator Rhonda Mossholder talked with them about the percentage of people with that blood type, whom they could donate to and receive blood from, the best diet for each specific blood type, interesting facts about each particular blood type, and diseases that are associated with each blood type. The students enjoyed this activity, after the needle prick!