What are RBC WBC and platelets?
Red blood cells (RBC) deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs. White blood cells (WBC) fight infection and are part of your immune system. Platelets help blood to clot when you have a cut or wound. Bone marrow, the spongy material inside your bones, makes new blood cells.
What are the 3 types of blood cells and their functions?
The liquid component of the blood in which the following blood cells are suspended:
- Red blood cells (erythrocytes). These carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
- White blood cells (leukocytes). These help fight infections and aid in the immune process.
- Platelets (thrombocytes). These help in blood clotting.
What is a platelet?
Platelets are pieces of very large cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. They help form blood clots to slow or stop bleeding and to help wounds heal. Having too many or too few platelets or having platelets that don’t work as they should can cause problems.
What is WBC function?
White blood cells are a part of your immune system that protects your body from infection. These cells circulate through your bloodstream and tissues to respond to injury or illness by attacking any unknown organisms that enter your body.
What causes high RBC and WBC?
High WBC count is associated with infections, inflammatory disorders, leukemia, myeloproliferative disorders while low levels may be seen in aplastic anemia, bone marrow disorders, autoimmune conditions etc. Low RBC count can be seen in Iron deficiency anemia , Vitamin deficiency anemia, Aplastic anemia,…
What causes high WBC and high platelets?
– weight loss. – fevers. – night sweats. – fatigue. – coughing. – difficulty breathing. – abdominal pain. – vomiting and diarrhea.
What are differences between RBC and WBC?
Comparative chart. White blood cells have an irregular shape,but they have a nucleus and an outer buffer layer.
What causes low RBC and WBC count?
Low RBC counts, hemoglobin and hematocrit levels can be caused by other things too, such as a lot of bleeding or malnutrition (not enough nutrients in the food eaten). Kidney disease, liver disease (cirrhosis), cancer, and medications used to treat cancer can also cause low levels.