Image: Blood smear from sickle cell patient.
Creative Commons BY-SA.
Keith Chambers, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Undergraduate bioscience, postgraduate science.
Health adult blood smears
Neonatal blood smears
Sickle cell smears
These open educational resources are images in the form of JPEGs and PNG files comprising of 20 photographs of blood smears for educational use. The pictures were kindly given with permission from the Leicester Royal Infirmary Department of Pathology, and a big thank you to Keith Chambers for working on this part of the project.
The image sets include blood smears from a healthy adult, blood smears from a neonate and smears representing sickle cell disease. Why are these images important? Preparing blood smears and identifying different cell types is important for diagnosis of sickle cell disease, and these resources will help any trainee laboratory or biomedical scientist.