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Four components of blood

Plasma
Red blood cells
White blood cells
Platelets

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Plasma

Main job to transport:
RBC
WBC
Platelets
Waste (CO2, salt...)
Food
Hormones

3

RBC

Made in bone marrow
Transport oxygen around body

4

WBC

Made in bone marrow
Fight against disease

5

Platelets

Fragments of RBC
Clot blood when you cut yourself

6

Veins

Carry blood to heart
Carry at low pressure

7

Arteries

Carry blood away from heart
Carry at high pressure

8

Capillaries

Small blood vessels
Thin walls
Connect veins and arteries
Food and oxygen exit
Waste enters

9

Right side of heart

Pumps deoxygenated blood to lungs

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Left side of heart

Pumps oxygenated blood to rest of body