» Blood is the fluid that maintains life. It circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins and capillaries.
» Blood carries to the body nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen. Needless to say, its quite essential to life !
» Did you know ? A woman has approximately 4.5 liters of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 liters.
» By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved. Imagine that !
» Blood carries away from the body waste matter and carbon dioxide.
» Blood fights against infection and helps heal wounds, keeping you healthy.
» Fun Fact ! Your blood takes a very long trip through your body. If you could stretch out all of a human's blood vessels, they would be about 60,000 miles long. That's enough to go around the world twice.
» Blood makes up about 7% of your body's weight.
» Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys.
» A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his or her body.
» White blood cells are the body's primary defence against infection.
» Granulocytes, a type of white blood cell, roll along blood vessel walls to search and destroy bacteria.
» Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body's organs and tissues.
» There are about one billion red blood cells in two to three drops of blood.
» Half your body's red blood cells are replaced every seven days.
» Red blood cells live about 120 days in the circulatory system.
» Blood platelets help clotting and give those with leukemia and other cancers a chance to live.