How do the different blood components work? - LifeSource


Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to all tissues and return carbon dioxide to the lungs.

Plasma, the fluid portion of blood, contains water, albumin, hormones and clotting factors and is where the blood cells are suspended.

Platelets are small plate-shaped cells that cluster together to help form blood clots when bleeding occurs.

White cells protect against disease and infections.

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