BIOL2044 Human Physiology 2: Body Systems Blood/immunity practical/workshop: Blood typing and haematocrit

Just need to do the 3 short answer questions highlighted at the end of the document. no referencing
required.
BIOL2044 Human Physiology 2: Body Systems
Blood/immunity practical/workshop: Blood typing and haematocrit
Learning objectives
At the end of this session and the accompanying lectures, students should be able to:
• Define haematocrit and explain the factors that regulate erythrocyte production.
• Explain the physiological basis of the ABO and RhD blood groups.
• Describe the principles of blood typing, and explain why blood typing is important in blood transfusions.
Pre-practical preparation
Before coming to the practical please read these practical notes and the recommended sections of the
prescribed textbook (Silverthorn’s Human Physiology 7th edition: pg 535 – 47 [elements of blood] and
801 – 802 [blood group and typing]). Based on your readings, please complete the tables below.
Table 1: Pre-practical preparation for Activity 1 & 2. Provide a brief (1 – 2 sentences) description for each
of the following.
Term Definition
erythrocyte
leukocyte
haemoglobin

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