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13930132-sickle-cell-anemia

13930132-sickle-cell-anemia

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SICKLE CELL
ANEMIA
HAZEL ARVEE B. POSIS
Red Blood Cells
\ue000small,biconcave disks that lack a nucleus
when mature. 4 to 6 million red blood cells
per mm3 of whole blood.
\ue000Red blood cells transport oxygen, and
each contains about 200 million molecules
ofhemo globin, the respiratory pigment.
\ue000Make ATP by anaerobic metabolism
HEMOGLOBIN
lungs
\ue000Hb + O2
HbO2
tissues

The cytoplasm of an RBC consists mainly of a
33%solution of hemoglobin (Hb), the red pigment
that gives the RBC its color and name.

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