Functions of the components of blood.
- Makes up 55% of blood.
- Liquid portion of blood
- Red blood cells
- make up approximately 45% of blood
- No nucleus
- Contain hemoglobin:binds to oxygen and carbon dioxide for transfer of gases
- Cell fragments
- Assist in blood clotting to prevent blood loss
- White blood cells
- Only blood cell containing a nucleus
- Fight against disease and foreign substances