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COMPONENTS OF BLOOD 2
Human blood is used in transfer of nutrients and other waste products within the body
and it’s the main transport system in the body. Human blood passes through the lungs where it is
oxygenated and transported to the other parts of the body. Oxygenated is brighter in color while
deoxygenated blood is dull in color. The blood is transported in veins and arteries and veins
transport deoxygenated blood while arteries transport oxygenated blood except the pulmonary
vein which transports oxygenated blood from the lungs to other blood vessels for distribution.
The blood is made up of four major components which include: red blood cells, white
blood cells, plasma and platelets. The human blood is made of more than four thousands but the
four are the major components though they don’t have major differences. These components are
responsible for the immune system of the body and in regulation of the body temperature. They
are important in playing key roles of the human blood in the human system.
The Plasma is the major component since it’s the liquid component of the blood
(Schaller, Gerber, and Kaempfer, 2008). It is relatively clear and yellowish in color and is
composed of salt components that are used in transporting red cells, white cells and platelets. It
makes up a large percent of the human blood and its main functions is that it nourishes the blood
pumped into different body cells and removes any waste products through the process of
metabolism. It also contains factors which help in blood clotting and is composed of sugars,
lipids, vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes and antibodies. Proteins in plasma have been
identified and around five hundred types have been identified in the plasma. It is made up of a
major protein called albumin and it is this protein that helps the blood from leaking out of blood
vessels and is also important in binding substances to be carried and transported in blood vessels
such as drugs and hormones. Other components in form of proteins are antibodies that are used
in giving the body defense against viruses, fungi and bacteria. Plasma is also used absorbing any

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Running Head: COMPONENTS OF BLOOD 1 The Human Blood Institution Affiliated Date COMPONENTS OF BLOOD Human blood is used in transfer of nutrients and other waste products within the body and it’s the main transport system in the body. Human blood passes through the lungs where it is oxygenated and transported to the other parts of the body. Oxygenated is brighter in color while deoxygenated blood is dull in color. The blood is transported in veins and arteries and veins transport deoxygenated blood while arteries transport oxygenated blood except t he pulmonary vein which transports oxygenated blood from the lungs to other blood vessels for distribution. The blood is made up of four major components which include: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. The human blood is made of more than four thousands but the four are the major components though they don’t have major differences. These components are responsible for the immune system of the body and in regulation of the body temperature. They are important in playing key roles of the human blood in the human system. The Plasma is the major component since it’s the liquid component of the blood (Schaller, Gerber, and Kaempfer, 2008). It is relatively clear and yellowish in color and is composed of salt components that are used in transporting red cells, white cells and platelets. It makes up a large percent of the human blood and its main functions is that it nourishes the blood pumped into differ ...
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