Introduction to Hematology

Course Introduction
Blood is the only tissue that flows throughout your body. This red liquid carries oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body and waste products back to your lungs, kidneys and liver for disposal. It is also an essential part of your immune system, crucial to fluid and temperature balance, a hydraulic fluid for certain functions and a highway for hormonal messages.

This wonderful tissue may be the easiest to transplant (transfuse).

Course Outline

Section One: The Basics Section Two: What is Blood? Section Three: Blood Banking

The Cell
Cell Specialization
Cell Maturation
Careers

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

Blood Banking
Blood Typing
Apheresis
Bone Marrow Transplantaiton