04 Sep '16, 3pm
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Blood consists of blood cells floating in plasma . Plasma is mostly made of water. It also includes salts, proteins, hormones, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients and chemicals your body needs. What are the 3 Basic Types of Blood Cells? Red blood cells (RBCs) are also called erythrocytes. They make up almost half of blood. Red blood cells are filled with the protein hemoglobin that picks up oxygen in the lungs and brings it to cells all around the body. White blood cells (WBCs) are also called leukocytes. They fight disease and infection by attacking and killing germs that get into the body. There are several kinds of white blood cells, each of which fights a different kind of germ. Platelets are also called thrombocytes. They are small pieces of cells that help blood clot and stop bleeding. How are Blood Cells Formed? The process of making blood cells is called hematop...