Checkpoint whole blood

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“Whole Blood” is a term that is used in the medical field but honestly it is regular blood that is normally used when given a blood transfusion. This blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Red blood cells carry oxygen and carbon dioxide, platelets are the blood cells that help you to stop bleeding and plasma is the liquid part of your blood. Over half of your blood is made up of plasma. Whole blood can be stored for up to 35 days after it has been drawn and it is not always available
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Unformatted text preview: because of so many blood transfusions that are needed. Before you are able to give a whole blood donation you must have a physical and the people that are taking your blood must obtain your medical history. Blood is something that saves a lot of peoples lives and has been defined as a national resource (Life South, 2008). We should all give blood and save a persons life today....
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2010 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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