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34 AMAZING BLOOD FACTS

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Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells. The blood cells are mainly red blood cells(erythrocytes),white blood cells(leakocytes) and platelets(thrombocytes). So We concluded some most amazing facts about BLOOD.

Here are the 34 interesting facts about BLOOD.

body weight of human made up of bood

Nearly 7% of the body weight of a human is made up of blood.

blood vessels in huuman body

There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.

white blood cells and red blood cells are present in blood

Platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells are present in blood.

blood donation industry

The blood you donate is sold on the open market and it's a US$4.5 billion per year industry.

million barrels of blood

Your heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood during your lifetime, enough to fill 200 train tank cars.

spiders have blue blood

Spiders, lobsters and snails have blue blood due to the presence of hemocyanin which contains copper.

Newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his body

A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his body.

Every two seconds, someone in this world will need blood.

Every two seconds, someone in this world will need blood.

One pint of donated blood can save up to 3 lives

One pint of donated blood can save up to 3 lives.

Donated red blood cells cannot be stored for more than 42 days

Donated red blood cells cannot be stored for more than 42 days. Donated platelets cannot be stored for more than 5 days. Donated blood plasma can be stored for 1 year in frozen condition.

blood vessels in human body

The circumference of earth is 40,000 kilometers or 25,000 miles. If all blood vessels in a human body are placed end to end, they can wrap around our earth nearly 2.5 times.

blood group types

Though we are familiar with common blood types A, B, AB and O, which is a part of simplified ABO system, there are actually around 30 different recognized blood groups or blood types.

femlae mosquitoes drink blood

Only female mosquitoes drink blood. Males are vegetarians.

person develops green blood

Sulfhemoglobinemia is a condition where a person develops green blood.

blood supply in kideny

More than 400 gallons of blood are filtered by our kidneys every single day.

an adult male body is 5.6 liters while an adult female body contains 4.5 liters

The average volume of blood present in an adult male body is 5.6 liters while an adult female body contains 4.5 liters of blood on an average.

blood group supply

Shortage of supply of all blood groups increase during both winter and summer holidays. The two most common blood groups that fall short very often are B and O.

Donating blood never reduces a person’s physical energy

Donating blood never reduces a person’s physical energy. The amount of fluid lost when donating blood is actually replaced by our body within a few hours.

Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams

Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood.

coconut water as a substitute of blood plasma

Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.

pregnant women blood

Pregnant women have about 50% more blood by week 20 of pregnancy.

people in brazil have same type of blood

The Bororo people of Brazil are one of the few groups of people where all have the same blood type: "O".

red blood cells

Red blood cells have the important job of carrying oxygen around the body. They also contain a protein called hemoglobin.

mosquitoes sucks blood

It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

white blood cells

White blood cells are an important part of the body’s immune system. They defend against certain bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, infectious diseases and other unwanted materials.

donate blood Every year

Every year, around 1.3 million pints (615129.415 litres) or units of donated blood is wasted because the shelf life of blood is 42 days.

blood cannot be found in human body is the cornea (eye)

The only place where blood cannot be found in human body is the cornea (eye) because cornea is capable of directly extracting oxygen from air.

Blood consists of a yellow liquid blood plasma

Blood consists of a yellow liquid is known as blood plasma. Blood plasma is made up of 90% water and also contains various nutrients, electrolytes, gases, proteins, glucose and hormones.

james harrison donate blood

James Harrison has donated blood over 1,000 times and saving over 2 million unborn babies from Rhesus disease. His blood contained a very rare antigen that was capable of curing Rhesus disease.

first blood transfusion

The first ever successful blood transfusion was not between humans but between dogs and this event took place somewhere in 1660s. William Harvey was the first person to describe blood circulation in 1628.

blood pressure fact

Blood pressure is actually the pressure exerted by blood on blood vessel walls. BP is a vital sign of life. High BP implies increased risk of stroke and heart attack.

blood donation fact

It takes up to 4 weeks to replace the number of red blood cells lost during blood donation. It takes up to 8 weeks to replace the amount of iron lost after blood donation. This is precisely why a person is not allowed to donate blood twice within 8 weeks.

HP Printer black ink is more expensive than blood

HP Printer black ink is more expensive than blood.

first blood bank was opened in Chicago

The first ever blood bank of the world was opened in Chicago in year 1936.

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