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There are two main types of blood clot - Arterial and Venous in origin - know the difference

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RED BLOOD CELL (RBC) - Arby-C

Hello my name is Arby-C and I represent a Red Blood Cell (RBC) Red blood cells: The blood cells that carry oxygen. Red cells contain hemoglobin and it is the hemoglobin which permits them to transport oxygen (and carbon dioxide). Hemoglobin, aside from being a transport molecule, is a pigment. It gives the cells their red color (and their name).

A unit of red blood cells (RBCs) expires in 35 or 42 days because of the type of anticoagulant in the bag. But in real life RBCs live about 120 days (except for Scarlett O’Negative, she’s immortal). When they get old and their membrane starts to show wear and tear (like most of us), they get removed from the blood circulation in the spleen, liver and bone marrow at about the same rate as new ones get produced. It’s the original “sustainable” environment.
There are millions of RBCs in just one drop of blood. People who live at higher altitudes have more (like in the mountains of Peru). They are produced in the bone marrow of large bones at a rate of 2 million per second. In the minute it took you to read this, you made 120 million of them!

260 miles per day

BLOOD CLOT

A blood clot is blood that has been converted from a liquid to a solid state, this may be called a thrombus.

The process by which a
blood clot forms is termed coagulation.

A blood clot is stationary within a vessel, If it moves from that location through the bloodstream, it is referred to as an
embolus

RED BLOOD CELL (RBC) - Arby-C

A blood clot is blood that has been converted from a liquid to a solid state, this may be called a thrombus.

The process by which a
blood clot forms is termed coagulation.

A blood clot is stationary within a vessel, If it moves from that location through the bloodstream, it is referred to as an
embolus

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