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  • Lion Blood Bank
  • Lion Blood Bank
  • Lion Blood Bank
  • Lion Blood Bank
  • Lion Blood Bank
 

Interesting Facts

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Some interesting facts about blood:

  • Blood is the life-maintaining fluid that circulates through the body’s heart, arteries, veins and capillaries.
  • Blood make up about 8% of your body’s weight.
  • Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood each day.
  • It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to Circulate the whole body.
  • The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It take in oxygen directly from the air.
  • The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!
  • Blood carries to the body nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen.
  • Blood carries away from the body waste matter and carbon dioxide.
  • Blood fights against infections and help heal wounds, keeping you healthy.
  • White blood cells are the body’s primary defense against infections.
  • Granulocytes, a type of white blood cell, roll along blood vessel walls to search and destroy bacteria.
  • Red blood cells are made in the bone marrow and transport oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues.
  • There are about one billion red blood cells in two to three drops of blood.
  • The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day.
  • There are approximately 1000,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
  • The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.