Red-Blood-Cells

Blood Cells

Blood Cells Are Produced In Bone Marrow

Red cells, white cells and platelets are made in the marrow of bones, especially the vertebrae, ribs, hips, skull and sternum. These essential blood cells fight infection, carry oxygen and help control bleeding.

Plasma Carries Blood Cells

Plasma is a pale yellow mixture of water, proteins and salts. One of the functions of plasma is to act as a carrier for blood cells, nutrients, enzymes and hormones.

Red Cells Deliver Oxygen

Red cells are disc-shaped cells containing hemoglobin, which enables the cells to pick up and deliver oxygen to all parts of the body.

White Cells Defend The Body

White cells are the body’s primary defense against infection. They can move out of the blood stream and reach tissues being invaded.

Platelets Help Control Bleeding

Platelets are small cells in the blood that control bleeding. They form clusters to plug small holes in blood vessels and assist in the clotting process.

Passing on Life

Those fighting for life with these conditions after securing blood products during treatment.

  • Cancer
  • Heart and blood vessel disease
  • Internal bleeding
  • Burns
  • Traumas and emergencies
  • Surgeries

Examples

Automobile Accident: 50 units of blood

Heart Surgery: 6 units of blood, 6 units of platelets

Organ Transplant: 40 units of blood, 30 units of platelets, 20 bags of cryoprecipitate, 25 units of fresh frozen plasma

Bone Marrow Transplant: 120 units of platelets, 20 units of blood

Burn: 20 units of platelets