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blood bank supervior - As far as plasma it is the liquid...

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1 Blood Bank Supervisor What exactly is in whole blood you ask? That is a very good question. Hopefully, I can explain it so you can fully understand what is in whole blood. You first, have to understand what whole blood is; whole blood consists of red blood cells and platelets are protected by plasma, which is a yellow liquid. The whole blood contains two different types’ red blood cells, platelets, and plasma is found here in the whole blood. As you know the red blood cells are the cells that carry oxygen, that make up half of the blood volume. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin which causes the blood to look red. Hemoglobin that is carried by the red blood cells is responsible for transferring oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. If the blood did not carry oxygen throughout the body, the human body will be suitable to diseases such as cancer, Sickle cell anemia, and iron deficiencies.
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Unformatted text preview: As far as plasma, it is the liquid part of blood. The red and white blood cells and platelets have many vital roles in bleeding and infection control. They contain proteins and antibodies they are produced by the immune system to fight diseases. Plasma in the donation process in which you only donate the liquid portion blood, this is plasma. Platelets are blood which is used to help blood clots. They are tiny cells that are made in the bone marrow. When you cut platelets they gather in that area and help stop the bleeding. Platelets can plug small blood vessel bleeding temporary or slow it down all together. Platelets are very important in our body because without platelets you could bleed to death with a minor cut. 2 Blood Bank Supervisor I hope I have answered your entire question you have had about whole blood. I hope you have a better understand on how it works....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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