Erythrocyte

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An erythrocyte (or red blood cell) is one of the many different cells contained in the blood along with [[Leukocytes|leukocytes]] and [[Platelets|platelets]]. Every second, 2-3 million red blood cells are created<ref name="Blood Groups and Red Cell Atigens">Blood Groups and Red Cell Antigens, Dean.L., -http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=rbcantigen</ref>. These are made from the [[Haemopoetic pluripotent stem cells|haemopoetic pluripotent stem cells]] in the [[Bone marrow|bone marrow]].  
 
An erythrocyte (or red blood cell) is one of the many different cells contained in the blood along with [[Leukocytes|leukocytes]] and [[Platelets|platelets]]. Every second, 2-3 million red blood cells are created<ref name="Blood Groups and Red Cell Atigens">Blood Groups and Red Cell Antigens, Dean.L., -http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=rbcantigen</ref>. These are made from the [[Haemopoetic pluripotent stem cells|haemopoetic pluripotent stem cells]] in the [[Bone marrow|bone marrow]].  
  
They are involved in the transport of oxygen around the body through [[Haemoglobin|haemoglobin]]. However, they also have a role in determining [[Blood types|blood types]].  
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They are involved in the transport of [[Oxygen|oxygen]] around the body through [[Haemoglobin|haemoglobin]]. However, they also have a role in determining [[Blood types|blood types]].  
  
 
There are four main blood groups: A, B, O and AB.  
 
There are four main blood groups: A, B, O and AB.  
  
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Revision as of 16:50, 11 November 2010

An erythrocyte (or red blood cell) is one of the many different cells contained in the blood along with leukocytes and platelets. Every second, 2-3 million red blood cells are created[1]. These are made from the haemopoetic pluripotent stem cells in the bone marrow.

They are involved in the transport of oxygen around the body through haemoglobin. However, they also have a role in determining blood types.

There are four main blood groups: A, B, O and AB.

References

 
  1. Blood Groups and Red Cell Antigens, Dean.L., -http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=rbcantigen
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