Informative Paper On Blood

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Informative Paper on Blood Blood is an essential part of the body's makeup and what keeps it alive and healthy. The blood has an upper and lower layer. The principle substances found in the lower layer are the red and white blood cells and the platelets which are referred to as the formed elements. The upper layer consists of plasma which has inorganic and organic molecules that can be dissolved and or suspended in water. The blood is grouped by the ABO system determining what blood type one is and the Rhesus system determines whether the blood is positive or negative. It is important for an individual to know what blood type they are in case of an emergency when they might need blood or when they might need to donate blood quickly. Unfortunately, there are many blood disorders which may be detrimental to one's health if they go untreated or undetected.

This is why we get routine blood checks when we visit the doctor. This is also why when one receives a transfusion, the blood they are being given has to be checked very carefully beforehand.

Red blood cells are small, binocave disks that lack a nucleus when mature. The absence of the nucleus provides more room for hemoglobin which helps carry oxygen to the lungs. The iron portion of the hemoglobin carries oxygen to the lungs. When we lack oxygen, more blood cells are produced. In infants the red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow of all bones while in adults it is produced only in the red bone marrow of the skull, ribs, sternum, vertebrae, and the pelvic bones. These cells along with any other cells come from stem cells. Each blood cell lives 120 days and is then destroyed in the liver and the...