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A 39-year-old member asked:

what color is my blood? if it's actually red, why do my veins look blue or purple?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blood is red: You are seeing deoxygenated blood through layers of skin.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Oxygenated blood is: red Veins look blue due to deoxygenated blood and the wall of the vein . Blood drawn from a vein is a dark red color.

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