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The components of blood

What are the components that make up our blood? This article covers the general compositions of blood.
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Have you heard about the blood components?

components of blood

The blood consists of two components:

  1. Cellular
  2. Fluid components.

The fluid component is mainly made up of plasma, whereas the cellular component is made of formed elements. These formed elements consist of the erythrocytes (red blood cells), leucocytes (white blood cells), and finally the thrombocytes (platelet cells).

  • Red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the tissues
  • White blood cells, which fight infections
  • Platelets, smaller cells that help the blood to clot
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