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Blood and

Chapter 12 Section 3
Blood is made up of four components:

Plasma- liquid part of the blood (55% of

Most materials transported in blood travel
Plasma is mostly water
Plasma is made of 3 different protein

Red Blood Cells
Red blood cells carry the oxygen

RBC take up oxygen in the lungs

RBC are produced in bone

RBC are made mostly of
Hemoglobin- iron-containing

Hemoglobin and oxygen

White Blood Cells
White blood cells are the body’s disease

WBC are produced in bone marrow

WBC recognize disease-causing organisms,

There are fewer WBC than RBC

WBC are larger than RBC and have nuclei
WBC live for months or years
Platelets- cell fragments that play an

When a blood vessel is cut, platelets collect

Platelets release chemicals that produce

Fibrin weaves a net of tiny fibers across the

A scab is a dried blood clot on the skin

Blood Types Safe Transfusions

The marker molecules

Marker Molecules

Blood transfusions- the

Four A can receive A or O

types of blood- A,
Blood types are B can receive B or O

AB can receive A, B, or

Plasma contains

The Lymphatic System
 Lymph Nodes

Lymphatic system- a Lymph nodes- small knobs of

Lymph nodes filter the

Lymph- the fluid inside

Lymph nodes enlarge when

Lymph moves very slowly

Lymphatic vessels

List the four components of blood. Identify

Explain why a person with type O blood

Where does lymph come from? What