Introduction to Hematology

White Blood Cells
There are five distinctly different kinds of white blood cells, neutrophils, monocytes, lymphocytes, eosinophils and basophils. Some have the ability to change with needs and situations in the body. So, for example, there are different monocytes found in different tissues, and different types of lymphocytes with different roles in fighting infections. These cells can leave the bloodstream, sliding out through the vessel walls and attacking invaders at the site of an infection.


Neutrophil
 
Monocyte
 
Lymphocyte
 
Eosinophil
 
Basophil

Additional Information

 
Section Two: What is Blood?
What is Blood?
How Blood Cells are Made
Plasma
Red Blood Cells
White Blood Cells
Platelets