Know Your Blood

Some Interesting Facts About Blood

  • It is a red colored, viscous liquid, which flows in the blood vessels throughout the body.
  • Blood plays two vital roles: it transports nutrients within the entire body and it acts as our body's major defense mechanism against infection.
  • An average adult has about 5 liters of blood in the body.
  • There is no substitute for human blood.
  • Blood makes up about 7 to 8% of your body's weight.
  • Blood carries carbon dioxide and other waste products back to the lungs, kidneys and liver for disposal.
  • helps heal wounds.
  • Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water (92% by volume).
  • When you donate blood, your body immediately starts replacing the quantity donated. That way you are fit to donate blood as often as 6 times a year.

Blood Components is made up of two things

  • Plasma
  • Cellular Components

Cellular Components are further classified as Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells and Platelets.