Blood Facts: Circulating Information

by: Sarah Kolvas

IDEA Body Lab

This life-sustaining fluid inhabits a compelling place in our collective conscience (and colloquial expressions).

In literature, it has been known to curdle, boil and run cold. Yes, we’re talking about blood. A closer look at its function and composition reveals an interesting story about the human body. Blood travels through the circulatory system to deliver vital nutrients, oxygen and hormones to the body’s tissues, and it’s made up of four components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma (MSKCC 2017).

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 2

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About the Author

Sarah Kolvas

Sarah Kolvas IDEA Author/Presenter