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Unformatted text preview: . 4 to 5 liters of blood for females. A 40 percent blood volume loss, internally or/and externally, is required to produce irreversible shock (death). A blood loss of 1.5 liters, internally or externally, is required to cause incapacitation. Blood-Many Components: Human Red Blood Cells (in red), Platelets (yellow) and T-lymphocyte (light green) [also contains waste products, enzymes, etc.]. Red Blood Cells-Red blood cells (RBCs, erythrocytes) : most abundant cells in the blood give it its characteristic red color. Average of 5,000,000 RBCs per cubic microliter (mm 3 ). RBCs account for 40 to 45 percent of the blood. The percentage of blood made up of RBCs is frequently measured and is called the hematocrit . The ratio of cells in normal blood is 600 RBCs for each white blood cell and 40 platelets....
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