Blood Overview of blood comparison Blood contains ? Plasma ? Water, proteins, ions, nutrients ? Formed elements ? Red blood cells: gas transport ? White blood cells: immune function ? Platelets: clotting Clinical blood counts ? Hematocrit ? % of blood volume composed of red blood cells ? Red blood cell count also used ? Hemoglobin ? O2 carrying capacity of blood ? Differential white count ? Types of white blood cells ? Platelets ? Clotting ability continued on 3/19
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