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Checkpoint Blood Bank Supervisor University of Phoenix Jerry Byrd 11/16/2010
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Whole blood consists of red blood cells, white blood cells and it also has platelets which are suspended in a protective yellow liquid known as plasma. The components can also be separated from the whole blood to give people treatment for specific elements that they may need. Red Blood Cells: Red blood cells carry the oxygen throughout the body. These cells have the hemoglobin which is rich in
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Unformatted text preview: iron and protein that take up the oxygen as the blood goes through the lungs and release it into the tissues. Plasma: Plasma is a colorless fluid. It is a part of the blood that is mostly water in which the cells in blood are suspended. It has around 55% of blood volume, it also contains an element called fibrinogen which performs the task of clotting and also includes antibodies and other clotting proteins....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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