Presentation on theme: "Blood is made up of four components:"— Presentation transcript:
1Blood is made up of four components: PlasmaRed blood cellsWhite blood cellsplatelets
2PlasmaMost materials transported in blood travel in the plasma.Plasma is the liquid part of blood.Water makes up 90% of plasma.The other 10% is dissolved materials.Plasma also carries hormones (chemical messengers).
4Proteins give plasma its yellow color. There are three groups of plasma proteins:Regulate the amount of water in the blood.Produced by white blood cells, helps fight diseases.Interacts with platelets to form blood clots.
5Red Blood CellsTake up oxygen from the lungs and distributes it to cells everywhere in your body. They can bend and twist easily. This flexibility enables them to squeeze through narrow capillaries.Made mostly of hemoglobin, which is an iron containing protein that binds chemically with oxygen. When combine with oxygen, they are bright red. W/out oxygen, they are dark red.
6Red blood cellsMature red blood cells have no nuclei.
7White Blood Cells Produced in bone marrow. One WBC for every RBC’sHave NucleiLarger than RBC’sUsed to fight diseases