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Doctor insights on: Separating Red Blood Cells From Plasma

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What rebuilds red blood cells?

What rebuilds red blood cells?

Erythropoietin: Erythropoietin stimulates the production of red blood cells. There are many conditions that can cause erythropoietin levels to increase or it may be given as a medicine. ...Read more

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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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Where are red blood cells produced?

Where are red blood cells produced?

Bone Marrow: In adults, all of the blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, including red blood cells. Under some abnormal conditions, blood cells may be produced in other organs such as the liver, spleen or lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What are the functions of the different parts of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma)?

What are the functions of the different parts of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma)?

Too long: There is no way to fit an answer to this question in 400 characters. However, if you go to this website you will find a very complete answer that is very easy to understand: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Basics/ ...Read more

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What is the yellow liquid in which red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended?

What is the yellow liquid in which red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended?

Plasma: If the blood is allowed to clot (thereby removing the clotting factors) before isolating this fluid, then it is called serum instead of plasma. ...Read more

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Are cholesterol molecules located in the plasma membrane of human red blood cells?

Are cholesterol molecules located in the plasma membrane of human red blood cells?

Yes: There is a mixture of proteins, phospholipids, and cholesterol in the cellular membrane of red blood cells. This allows the red cells to maintain their flexibility so they can squeeze through small blood vessels. ...Read more

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What part of red blood cells carries oxygen?

Hemoglobin: That's the major component of the cell itself ...Read more

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What causes too many red blood cells and white blood cells?

What causes too many red blood cells and white blood cells?

Quite a few things: Infection, myeloproliferative disease, chronic leukemias, physiologic stress, medications and heavy smoking to name a few. ...Read more

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Why only red blood cells escape the blood vessel when cut?

Why only red blood cells escape the blood vessel when cut?

Not correct: All blood cells escape during bleeding. It is just that there are far more red cells than other cells. ...Read more

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From where do red blood cells get energy?

From where do red blood cells get energy?

Goody, See Rbclab.co: Glucose, a form of sugar in blood, fuels red cells to keep it flexible, to maintain oxygen CO2 reactivity via hemoglobin, and keeps its electrolyte, metabolic pumps humming. The red color is from hemoglobin and from lack of nucleus in the mature form. Since there is no mitochondria, glucose is converted to energy packets mostly via unusual ways, to generate high energy bars called ATP.Good luck. ...Read more

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Could blood type matter when donating white blood cells?

Could blood type matter when donating white blood cells?

No: Blood group type does not matter for donation. The donor and recipient need to be compatible. For 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. ...Read more

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White blood cell coming out from the vagina means?

White blood cells: This suggests some form of an inflammatory process in progress. May be numerous possibilities. ...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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True or false: iron in hemoglobin molecules which are found inside of red blood cells give human blood its red color? Pleaseeeee help. Thanks

True or false: iron in hemoglobin molecules which are found inside of red blood cells give human blood its red color?  Pleaseeeee help. Thanks

Both!: The iron is part of the hemoglobin, so if the hemoglobin is red, then the iron has a role in making it red. Without the iron, who knows what color the substance would be, but then it wouldn't be hemoglobin anymore. On the other hand, hemoglobin bound to oxygen appears as a red color. Hemoglobin without oxygen appears as bluish purplish, which is why well-oxygenated blood is quite red. ...Read more

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In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?

In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?

Thal major: Variable responses of marrow, and cell production. Thal cells are fragile and break and create the anemia, and hemoglobin in urine etc.. Hematology is the discipline to follow this disease process with you. ...Read more

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Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more