𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅?
❣️Red blood cells, which deliver oxygen around the body
❣️White blood cells, which fight infection
❣️Plasma, which is liquid that contains proteins and salts
❣️Platelets, which enable clotting
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒕𝒚𝒑𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏?
A blood type is a classification of blood, based on the presence and absence of antibodies and inherited antigens.
𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝟖 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒕𝒚𝒑𝒆𝒔:
A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-, O+ and O-.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂 𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒑?
There are 4 main blood groups ( A, B, AB and O):
🩸Blood type A: Contains ‘A’ antigen and ‘B’ antibody (Recipient from Blood type A & O)
🩸Blood type B: Contains ‘B’ antigen and ‘A’ antibody (Recipient from Blood type B & O)
🩸Blood type AB: Contains A & B antigens but neither A & B antibodies. (Universal recipients)
🩸Blood type O: Doesn’t contain A or B antigens, but has A & B antibodies. (Recipients from Blood type O. Universal donors)
➕Rh factor refers to the third type of antigen that is either present or not present on blood cells.
➖If a person has Rh antigens, they’re ‘Rh+’, and if they lack the antigens, they’re ‘Rh-‘.
𝑨 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝟏𝟗𝟎𝟏…
Blood groups were first discovered by an Austrian scientist named Karl Landsteiner. Before this, doctors were perplexed why so many people were dying from blood transfusion as they were unaware that all blood type aren’t the same.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒓?
The color of blood is determined by the type of respiratory pigment used to transport oxygen via the circulatory system to cells. This pigment in humans is a protein called hemoglobin found in red blood cells.
𝑫𝒊𝒅 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝑲𝒏𝒐𝒘?
Human blood contains metals atoms including iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, lead, and copper and sometimes even small amounts of gold!
(Disclaimer: This informational is for the purpose of general knowledge only and does not substitute for any medical advice)