Haemoglobin and blood images

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HAEMOGLOBIN AND BLOOD
Red blood cells
This image shows red blood cells, clearly displaying their biconcave disc shape.
Credit: Annie Cavanagh, Wellcome Images.
Blood bag
A laboratory technician holding a blood bag that contains group A, Rh-positive blood ready for transfusion.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London
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Sickle-cell anaemia
Sickle-cell anaemia is a blood disease that causes the cell to form a characteristic sickle shape. This change in shape affects the cell's ability to carry
haemoglobin. This image shows a normal red blood cell (background, coloured red) and red blood cell affected by sickle-cell anaemia (foreground).
Credit: EM Unit, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Wellcome Images
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Sickled and other red blood cells
A scanning electron micrograph image of sickled and other red blood cells, shown coloured red.
Credit: EM Unit, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Wellcome Images
Molecular model of haemoglobin and sickle cell disease
A molecular model of haemoglobin affected by sickle cell disease.
Credit: T Blundell and N Campillo, Wellcome Images..
Ruptured blood vessel
A colour-enhanced image of red blood cells leaking out of a ruptured blood vessel. This is due to a mutation
that causes the blood vessels to be more fragile than normal, leading to an increased rate of haemorrhaging.
Credit: Anne Weston, LRI, CRUK, Wellcome Images
Colour-enhanced blood clot
This image shows many red blood cells and a single white blood cell held together in a meshwork of fibrin (brown).
Credit: Anne Weston, LRI, CRUK, Wellcome Images
Blood clot on a sticking plaster
A scanning electron micrograph image of the underside of a sticking plaster that has been used to treat a razor blade cut. Red blood
cells (shown in red) and thin fibres of the protein fibrin (beige) can be seen between the gauze fibres of the plaster (blue-grey).
Fibrin is a protein formed from the conversion of clotting factors in the blood; the fibrin fibres trap blood cells and platelets to form a
solid clot. This not only prevents further bleeding but also protects the open wound from infection.
Credit: Anne Weston, LRI, CRUK, Wellcome Images
Blood clot forming over a wound
A colour-enhanced scanning electron micrograph image of a blood clot with squamous tissue visible beneath. As a blood clot on a
surface injury dries out, it forms a protective scab over the wound, allowing new skin to grow underneath.
Credit: David Gregory and Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images
Blood clot
A scanning electron microscope image of a blood clot that shows red blood corpuscles and fibrin.
Credit: David Gregory and Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images
Blood clot and new cells under fibrin
A scanning electron microscope image of blood clot, showing new cells under fibrin clot.
Credit: David Gregory and Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images
Fibrin blood clot
A scanning electron microscope image of a blood clot, showing new cells under a fibrin clot. Fibrin, which is also called Factor 1a, acts
as a mesh and forms blood clots (with platelets) to trap blood cells and prevent further loss of blood as the wound heals.
Credit: David Gregory and Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images
Red blood corpuscles, discoid
and stimulated platelets
A scanning electron microscope image of red blood corpuscles, discoid and stimulated platelets.
Credit: David Gregory and Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images
Blood corpuscles in clot
A scanning electron micrograph image of red blood corpuscles and a single white blood cell entangled in the fibrin mesh of a clot.
Credit: David Gregory and Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images
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