Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 3rd Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 3rd fl; Across Rm. 3329

Human Red Blood Cells

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.125.4
Artist:
Micro Discovery
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 16 in
Description:
Close-up of rounded blood cells
Historical Context:
The most important job of red blood cells is to carry oxygen throughout the body. Red blood cells also remove carbon dioxide from the body, transporting it to the lungs for you to exhale.They typically live for about 120 days, and then they die. Deficiencies in red blood cells can result in anemia, a condition in which your body can't produce enough normal red blood cells to carry sufficient oxygen throughout the body.