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Composition of blood

 

Blood transports materials and heat around the body, and helps to protect against disease.

 

Blood contains:

  • Red blood cells
  • White blood cells
  • Platelets
  • Plasma

     

    Plasma makes up roughly 55% of the blood's volume.

 

Blood Composition

 

 

Blood components and their functions:

 

Component

Function(s)

Red blood cells

Red blood cells

Transports oxygen.

White blood cells

White blood cells

Ingests pathogens and produces antibodies.

Platelets

Platelets

Helps blood clotting.

Plasma

Plasma

Transporting carbon dioxide, digested food, hormone, urea, and heat.

 

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