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Section 2

Overview of Blood

Overview

Review the major functions of blood, the components of blood, and identify the chief characteristics of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Objectives
  • Indicate the four major functions of blood
  • Recognize the components of blood
  • Identify the chief characteristics of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets
  • Recognize normal values for the cellular elements in blood
  • Recognize a general description of blood cell formation
  • Indicate the role of the spleen
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Section 3 | Red Blood Cells

Review the formation and maturation of red blood cells (RBCs) along with the roles of hemoglobin, transferrin, and ferritin.
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