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A 46-year-old member asked:

What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No set answer: WBC don't spend much time in the circulation. The most common neutrophils may only circulate for 8-12 hours. They go to tissue to do their job, but do not die immediately after leaving the circulation

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