Ch 1: Blood & the Human Body

About This Chapter

Visualize how blood flows through the human body through these short and engaging video lessons. Each lesson breaks down a larger concept about blood and the human body into easy to understand chunks that make learning fun.

Blood and the Human Body - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Delve into the components of the blood and different blood types through the fast and flexible lessons in this chapter. These videos use dynamic animations and graphics to teach you about types of anemia, wound healing and blood plasma. You'll also find lesson transcripts and self-assessment quizzes to solidify your understanding of blood and the human body. In this chapter, you'll:

  • Review the function of blood
  • Describe what makes up blood plasma and its importance
  • Study the types of anemia
  • Understand how wounds heal and blood coagulates

Video Objective
Blood: Function & Components Learn why blood is important and explore its elements.
What Is Blood Plasma? - Function & Components Identify the components of blood plasma and get details on its purpose.
Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups Discover how your blood type is determined and highlight the different blood groups.
Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis Explore the Rh blood group and differentiate between Rh positive and Rh negative blood. Describe the dangers associated with erythroblastosis fetalis.
Anemia: Types and Causes Find out what happens when anemia occurs and determine its causes.
Blood Coagulation and Wound Healing Describe the blood clotting process that is employed to heal wounds.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Blood & the Human Body
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Blood: Function & Components

1. Blood: Function & Components

You know your heart pumps blood through your blood vessels, but do you know why this is important? Learn why your blood must keep moving, as well as the things that make it up, like plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

What Is Blood Plasma? - Function & Components

2. What Is Blood Plasma? - Function & Components

Blood plasma is the liquid component of blood that suspends blood cells and many other substances. Find out more about what it's made up of and how it functions with this lesson.

Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

3. Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

You are either blood type A, B, AB or O. But, did you know that your blood type is determined by microscopic antigens found on your red blood cells? In this lesson, you will learn about the different blood groups and why they do not mix.

Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis

4. Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis

Rh factor is a red blood cell antigen found in most people. Those with Rh factor are Rh positive, while those without are Rh negative. In this lesson you will learn about Rh blood compatibility and its importance during pregnancy.

Anemia: Types and Causes

5. Anemia: Types and Causes

Your red blood cells have a unique design that differentiates them from all other cells. This unique design makes them exceptional oxygen carriers. But if this ability to carry oxygen is compromised, the result is a form of anemia, such as pernicious anemia, aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia.

Blood Coagulation and Wound Healing

6. Blood Coagulation and Wound Healing

When your blood vessels suffer damage, your body follows a sequence of events to promote blood clotting. In this lesson, you will learn about coagulation cascade and important clotting factors involved in wound healing.

Chapter Practice Exam
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