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Is it that white blood cells & platelets are the same thing?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No they are not

Platelets are cells that circulate in the blood which involve in the hemostasis- blood clots formation- to stop bleeding process etc.
While white blood cells are are cells of the immune system involved in defending the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials. They are completely different cells.

In brief: No they are not

Platelets are cells that circulate in the blood which involve in the hemostasis- blood clots formation- to stop bleeding process etc.
While white blood cells are are cells of the immune system involved in defending the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials. They are completely different cells.
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