How The Blood Type Of Blood

1359 Words Jan 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Abstract During this lab, students will learn how to perform a process as if it was a real blood test. Working with four different synthetic blood samples, they will use synthetic antisera to the A, B, and Rh antigens on red blood cells. Students are able to identify the blood type of each blood sample and how the blood type is determined.

Introduction The blood is a very important fluid of our body that has many different ways that keep us healthy. It transports important nutrients and oxygen to our cells and acts in the process of removing wastes and carbon dioxide from the body.(“American Society of Hematology”. n.d.) Also, this specialized fluid helps in defending the body by forming blood clots as a result of a wounded blood vessel and carrying various cells that are crucial to our health. An average human body’s weight is made of seven to eight percent blood.(“American Society of Hematology”. n.d.) The blood is made of different components that perform different actions. It is made of 55 percent plasma and 45 percent cells. (“American Society of Hematology”. n.d.) The blood is liquidy due to the presence of plasma. It is composed of water, proteins, fats, and salts. The plasma is crucial in transporting the blood cells and bring waste products to be removed from the body to the kidney and liver. (“American Society of Hematology”. n.d.) The blood cells are main components of the blood and have distinct purposes. Red blood cells, also known as erythrocytes, are the…
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