CheckPoint 1- Blood Bank Supervisor

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CheckPoint 1: Blood Bank Supervisor Many people often wonder what whole blood exactly is. Although, some may never fully understand it, I will you help understand what is whole blood in words that you can understand. Whole bloods consist of red blood cells and platelets that have protective yellowish liquid called plasma. Whole blood can contained two different kinds of blood cells and the purpose of the red blood cells, the plasma, and the platelets is found in the whole blood. The blood cells that carry the oxygen is the red blood cells and the red blood cells make up half of our blood’s volume. The red blood cells also contain the hemoglobin that is responsible for the blood having the red color. The red blood cells carry the hemoglobin, and they are responsible for making sure that oxygen is transferred to our lungs and throughout our body. If our body could not transfer the oxygen through our bodies, we could get cancer, sickle cell anemia, and possible lack of iron. The liquid part of the blood is known as plasma. The white and red blood cells, and the
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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