Unformatted text preview: and biconcave, contains hemoglobin, and does lack nucleus. Red blood cell are also known as erythrocyte, and also called corpuscle. Plasma is the liquid portion of blood. Plasma has many vital functions in bleeding and infection control. Plasma contains proteins and antibodies, which immune system produces. This helps the immune system to fight disease. Platelets are small cell fragments in the blood that help control bleeding. Platelets also known as thrombocytes help plug up small blood vessels and help in the clotting process. I hope this helped you to understand a little more about whole blood....
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- Spring '09
- red blood cells, Blood Bank Supervisor