CheckPoint-Blood Bank Supervisor-week#4-Gabrielle Jeffcoat

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CheckPoint-Blood Bank Supervisor-week#4-Gabrielle Jeffcoat CheckPoint: Blood Bank Supervisor Refer to Ch. 8 of the text and navigate to the glossary on the text companion Web site at http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_mulvihill_humandisease_6 , by selecting any chapter, then selecting Audio Glossary on the left side of the page. Use both resources to research your answer for the following question: You are the supervisor for the Axia College Blood Bank. One day during a blood drive, a student donating blood asks ―What exactly is in whole blood? Answer the student’s question in 150 to 200 words by explaining the purpose of the following blood products: plasma, red blood cells, and platelets. Make sure your explanation can be easily understood by the blood donor, who has not taken any science classes. Whole blood is a living tissue that circulates through the heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries carrying important properties.
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Unformatted text preview: It carries electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the body's tissues. Whole blood contains red blood cells that are biconcave sacs filled with hemoglobin that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen from lungs to all body tissues. Platelets are the blood element produced by bone marrow that clots blood in the body. Platelets are suspended in a fluid called plasma. Plasma is the fluid portion of circulating blood. Plasma contains water, proteins, potassium, sodium, chloride, potassium, and bicarbonate. The cells develop from B cells and produce antibodies. White blood cells are known as leukocytes. The white blood cells in the immune system fight for the body against infectious disease and unknown properties that enter the body. Red blood cells, platelets, white blood cells, and plasma make whole blood work in the body....
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