Wednesday , 24 April 2024

Amazing Facts about blood

Amazing Facts about blood

  • Two million red blood cells die every second.
  • Blood accounts to seven percent of body weight.
  • Kidneys pump 400 gallons of recycled blood each day.
  • By donating one pint of blood,four lives can be saved.
  • The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days.
  • Women have approximately 4.5 liters of blood in their bodies and men have 5.6 liters.
  • If we could stretch out all blood vessels in human body,they would be about 60,000 miles long.That’s enough to go around the world twice.
  • Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint.
  • About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.
  • Blood centers often run short of types O and B red blood cells.
  • If all blood donors gave three times a year, blood shortages would be a rare event.
  • Thirteen tests (11 for infectious diseases) are performed on each unit of donated blood.
  • Frozen plasma can be stored for one year.
  • Donated red blood cells can be stored for 42 days.
  • Watch the video below to know about the components of blood and importance of them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-sKZWqsUpw

    For more information on blood and its disorders, visit ASH’s patient resources webpage http://hematology.org/Patients/.

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