Blood Anatomy

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Vocabulary Terms to know

Red Blood Cells : also called erythrocytes, RBC's are the most common type of blood cell.

White Blood Cells : also called leukocytes, white blood cells are primarily used for fighting disease.

Platelets : are a component of blood whose function is to stop bleeding by clumping and clotting blood vessel injuries.

Plasma : making up 55% of blood volume, plasma is used to hold blood cells in whole blood in suspension.

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Platelet

Platelets are little pieces of blood cells. Platelets help wounds heal and prevent bleeding by forming blood clots. They are also made in bone marrow.