That is a very good question. Whole blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells,
platelets and a fluid called plasma. Although whole blood contains two different types of blood
cells, today I will explain to you the purpose of only the red blood cells, platelets, and the
plasma that is found within the whole blood. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin (an oxygen
carrier protein) that causes the blood to look red. Hemoglobin carried by red blood cells is
responsible for the transferring of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of one’s body. Without this
transferring of oxygen, the body would not be able to function properly and one, may be
susceptible to diseases such as cancer, Sickle cell anemia, and iron deficiencies.
Plasma is the liquid part of the blood, which the red and white blood cells and the
platelets within whole blood are supported. Plasma within the whole blood has a variety of
different functions from maintaining volume and blood pressure to supplying proteins for
immunity and blood clotting.
Platelets within the blood are used to help the blood clot.
Platelets are very important to one’s body, because without them a person would be able to
bleed severely from just a minor cut. There are many different parts to whole blood and all of
these parts are needed by the body in one way, or another to function properly. I hope that my
response to your question has helped you better understand the properties of whole blood, the
functions of these properties, and the importance of these properties in one’s body.
Blood disorders can affect one’s life and ones, health in many ways. Blood disorders
come in many types and have many symptoms and treatments. However, with proper
knowledge of symptoms, lifestyle factors, and family history one can prevent and treat these
disorders before becoming life threatening. After reviewing each scenario provided it is
established that, each individual is suffering from a different type of blood disorder. So today,
we will be discussing the three disorders established, the cause of these disorders, how these
disorders are diagnosed, and the treatment and prevention methods for these disorders.