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Is human blood the color red because of the high number of red blood cells?

Is human blood the color red because of the high number of red blood cells?

Yes: Yes, and because red blood cells contain hemoglobin. Each hemoglobin molecule contains iron - red. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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

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

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 ...Read more

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What part(s) of the body does having too many red blood cells damage?

What part(s) of the body does having too many red blood cells damage?

CNs and GI systems: Excessive red cells in newborns can cause increase chance for sluggish circulation, blood clots in internal organs including brain intestines etc. Usually it is because of increased thickness of blood (viscosity). ...Read more

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What occurs if the body stopped making white blood cells?

What occurs if the body stopped making white blood cells?

Infection: The most likely effect would be infection. These would typically be severe/life-threatening, and often-times not commonly seen in the general public (weird fungal and bacterial infections), but more common in patients with low WBC counts, such as those on chemo or with hiv/aids. ...Read more

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What would happen if we didn't have white blood cells in our body?

Deficient white cell: If someone has no white blood cells he would be at risk of overwhelming systemic infection and death. White cells protect us from infection and keep our immune system functioning. ...Read more

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Can any one please suggest the medicines to increase blood formation in human body?

Can any one please suggest the medicines to increase blood formation in human body?

Need more info: You need to gather some basic information about your blood. You will learn that there are many elements in the blood and at least 3 types of blood cells. Unless you give us all these values, it is difficult to guide you further. Your family doctor can help you better. Have you been told what is wrong with your blood? Send us the results of your complete blood count(cbc). ...Read more

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Do red blood cells give human blood its red color?

Yes: Once the rbc's are removed, the remainder is serum- an amber colored liquid. ...Read more

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What will happens when the level of red blood cells in my body increased?

Hard to say without: The clinical context. Is it the rbc or the hemoglobin/hematocrit. Hgb/hct would lead to think dehydration or potentially a primary blood disease (unlikley in a young woman). If it is the rbc and the MCV is low could think about thalessemia trait. ...Read more

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Would human blood remain the color red if all of the red blood cells were removed?

Would human blood remain the color red if all of the red blood cells were removed?

No: When the red blood cells are removed from the total blood volume, you are left with plasma. This is like the fluid found in a blister. ...Read more

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