Experiment 3: microscopic anatomy of blood

  

Post-Lab Questions

1. What makes red blood cells unique compared to other cells in the body? 

2. How is new blood made?

3. What is the main function of platelets? 

4. Sickle cells are named because of their characteristic shape. What problems can this shape cause?

5. Explain how the absence of a nucleus affects a red blood cell’s life span.