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If blood cells can carry oxygen, can proteins carry oxygen too?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: It is actually the protein hemoglobin that carries oxygen. Red cells are bags of hemoglobin.

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How much oxygen can a blood cell carry?

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
85-100%: Usually Oxygen Saturation run from 85-100 % saturation. Below this is a medical emergency. There is an S shaped graph that shows this physiologic relationship. Not much change at the top of the graph and alot of change in the middle part.

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