Blood Cell Bakery

Can cookies describe what a doctor is looking for in a CBC, complete blood cell count? With the capable artistic hands of Ms. Humble from Not So Humble Pie  and my cell biology knowledge, they can! Learn about the formed elements of blood: red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (lymphocytes, monocytes, basophils, eosinophils, neutrophils) and platelets in a series of videos that begins here!

In this video I demonstrate the relative frequency of white blood cells in the blood.

Biologists use an expansive vocabulary to describe blood cells. Brush up on your greek and latin word roots for this one!

Here I talk about the shape and the role of erythrocytes (red blood cells).

This video is about the shape and function of monocytes and macrophages. The macrophage didn’t survive shipping very well, so that’s why it is in the bag.

Here, these tiny cookies help explain the origin and role of platelets/thrombocytes in the blood!

I talk about the shape and role of lymphocytes, both B and T cells, in the adaptive immune response using cookies delightfully crafted by Ms. Humble.

Eosinophils, another of the white blood cells, fascinate me, and here I explain its role in the blood stream.

Neutrophils, a main component of pus, are used to determine the gender of a victim in a crime scene!

Basophils are the rarest type of white blood cell in humans. Here, I discuss the role of the basophil in the blood stream in creating an allergic reaction.