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Unformatted text preview: and the platelets it has some functions in bleeding and controlling the infection. Plasma contains the antibodies and protein that our body needs to fight diseases so our immune system can be healthy. In the blood donation process is called plasma; plasma is a liquid form from your blood. Finally, the platelets help your blood to clot after you get a cut or scrape. Platelets look like tiny oval shapes that are made in the bone narrow. For example, when we get a cut on a part of our body the platelets gather in that area of the cut and help the cut to stop bleeding, almost like gluing something shut so nothing can get in or out. Platelets are like a small plug. They plug the blood vessels so the bleeding can stop or slow down. Without Week 4: Checkpoint: Blood Bank Supervisor 3 the platelets when we bleed, we could bleed to death. The reason platelets play an important role in our body is so our bleeding can be under control....
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at Abant İzzet Baysal University.
- Spring '11