Blood, Part 1 – True Blood: Crash Course A&P #29

Blood, Part 1 – True Blood: Crash Course A&P #29

Now that we’ve talked about your blood vessels, we’re going to zoom in a little closer and talk about your blood itself. We’ll start by outlining the basic components of blood — including erythrocytes, leukocytes, platelets, and plasma — as well as the basic process of hemostasis that stops bleeding, and how antigens are responsible for the blood type that you have. By the end of this episode, you should be totally prepared for your next blood drive.

Table of Contents
The Basic Components of Blood 2:30
Erythrocytes, Leukocytes, Platelets, and Plasma 3:00
The Basic Process of Hemostasis 4:45
How Antigens Are Responsible For Your Blood Type 6:21

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50 Replies to “Blood, Part 1 – True Blood: Crash Course A&P #29”

  1. would it be possible for us to create a blood type mix of all 8 types. This would allow for scenarios where the blood type of the injured is unknown but you want to "top them up" regardless. My first thought would be the immune system hit might be the nail in the coffin? THanks

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  3. This page saves my butt every week before my exams (i’m in an accelerated A and P program this summer and I’d flunk without this page). Thank you!!

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  5. 2019, can be concluded we discovered artificial blood (Hemopure) and is now a substitute for blood transfusions commonly used in immunocompromised to avoid immune system reactions, even though as of 2019 it is not fda approved its is accepted as an alternative for those who cannot do normal blood transfusions.

  6. I may be 4 years late saying this… but my curiosity about my low white blood cell count lead me to your videos. Your explanations and visuals really help me understand everything. Thank you so much.

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