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can you tell me how blood cells differ from each other?

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Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 40 years experience
Try wikipedia: Red blood cells carry oxygen. White cells fight infection. Some white cells have memories so you don't keep getting measles for instance. Some white cells make pus to fight acute infection. There are also tiny things called platelets that clot the blood to stop bleeding.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What do these blood cells do?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Fight infection: They do many things. The granulocytes are the first line of defense and fight infection. The red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the entire body and the platelets help blood clot and repair leaks that often occur in blood vessels. All 3 cell lines originate in the bone marrow and enter the blood stream when they are mature.
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What can cause abnormal blood cells?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Which ones?: Are you referring to white cells, any certain subsets, red cells or all of the above?
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are fat blood cells?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fat blood cells: = lipids in blood.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Could you please describe the functions of blood cells?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Easy start: Red cells carry oxygen and carbon dioxide for you, white cells fight infection, platelets are fragments that help patch injuries to the vessels. You can find more as you continue learning.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What can cause the blood cells to disintegrate?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Two of the commoner causes for shortened red cell life span are auto-immune hemolytic anemias and hemoglobin disorders like sickle cell disease. Malarial parasites also destroy red cells. Deficiency of G6PD can cause red cell destruction in combination with oxidants. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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