Textbook chapters (only one of the following books is necessary, the information covered in the concept questions is
found in each of the books).

•        Chapter 18:  Anatomy and Physiology  by OpenStax College
•        Sections 17.1 – 17.9:  Visual Anatomy and Physiology by Martini and Ober
•        Chapter 14:  Hole’s Anatomy and Physiology by Shier, Butler, and Lewis

1.        Describe the main functions of blood.

            
Concept Storyline:  Blood Functions

2.        Compare and contrast the functions and relative quantities of blood plasma versus each of the formed elements.

            
Concept Storyline:  Blood Components

3.        Describe the formation, life span, structure, and function of red blood cells and describe how the shape of the red
blood cell supports its function.

             
Concept Storyline:  Erythrocytes

4.        Describe the characteristics of blood types and the role of antigens and antibodies in blood typing.

             
Concept Storyline:  Blood Types

5.        Describe the formation, life span, structure, and function of white blood cells, including the relative percentage
and specific function of each type.

              
Concept Storyline:  Leukocytes

6.        Describe the formation, life span, structure, and function of platelets.

              
Concept Storyline:  Platelets

7.        Describe the events of hemostasis.

              
Concept Storyline:  Hemostasis
Michelle Murphy, M.S., M.Ed.
Lake Region State College