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red blood cells

a preparation of red blood cells separated from a donor unit of whole blood. It is administered to restore adequate levels of hemoglobin and oxygen-carrying capability without overloading the vascular system with excess fluid.

red blood cells

Erythrocytes Hematology The anucleated 'cells' which carry O2 in the circulation to the peripheral tissue

Red blood cells

Cells that carry hemoglobin (the molecule that transports oxygen) and help remove wastes from tissues throughout the body.

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Q. what is a normal red blood cell count for breast cancer after operation

A. i know that the normal count is between 4.2 to 5.9 million cells/cmm. if you have anything else- i think this question should be to the Doctor...cause even if someone here will tell you it's ok that it's a bit low- the Doctor should know that and he has your chart with all your medical information. there for i would give him a phone call to ask if it's o.k. - unless you are in the normal average i told you, then you shouldn't worry about it.

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Primarily known for their work hauling oxygen to tissues throughout the body, red blood cells may also play a part in regulating activities of another blood component.
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With pathogen inactivation of platelets and plasma currently in routine use, the advancement of our red blood cell system will offer a comprehensive solution to transfusion-transmitted infections for all blood products," said Claes Glassell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cerus.
Hemoglobin is the protein responsible for absorbing oxygen when the red blood cell passes through the lungs.
A low ferritin, a low hemoglobin, a low red blood cell number, and a low mean corpuscular volume (MCV) support the diagnosis.
The study findings demonstrate that administration of ACE-536 promotes rapid, dose-dependent increases of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cells in several animal species.
Red blood cells are important because they contain haemoglobin, which carries oxygen.
To deliberately create asymmetry, the researchers attached one end of a chain to a red blood cell, which was an appropriate size and easy to affix.
Eprex, a synthetic version of a hormone called EPO, has been linked to inducing a condition known as antibody-mediated pure red blood cell aplasia or PRCA.
An estimated 34 million units of red blood cells are transfused worldwide each year to support patients with anemia due to trauma or a wide range of blood disorders.
Spread by mosquitoes, malaria is caused by a tiny parasite that infects human red blood cells.