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-1 Blood bank Supervisor Ty’Shemah Butler Axia College of University of Phoenix HCA240 January 12, 2011 Whole blood is pumped by the heart and ventures out through miles of blood vessels to each and every part of the body. It’s a very high specialized liquid that circulates throughout the body and has four primary function which are: Plasma, It is the largest component of blood, and also rich in proteins that are used to manufacture the therapies for the individuals with rare, chronic, primarily genetic diseases and disorders. It constitutes about 55 percent of blood volume. Plasma contains fibrinogen, which is responsible for the clotting of blood, globulins that includes antibodies and other
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Unformatted text preview: clotting proteins The red blood cells, Carries oxygen from the lungs to cells. The red blood cells has hemoglobin, which is an iron-rich protein the can take up oxygen as the blood passes through the lungs and release it to the tissues. Platelets, Allows the blood to clot and stop the body from bleeding when cut or during surgery. Platelets help the clotting process by sticking to the lining of blood vessels. Basically they form scabs .The platelets help prevent abnormal or excessive bleeding and hemorrhaging by traveling to the site in the body that is cut or injured White blood cells, That help prevent diseases and strengthen immunity...
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