Analyse Information From Secondary Sources To Identify The P

RED BLOOD CELLS
Used to increase the amount of oxygen that can be carried to the body’s tissues; given to anaemic patients or people whose bone marrow does not make enough red blood cells

PLATELETS
Used to make the blood clot; is given to people with cancer of the blood (leukaemia or lymphoma). Patients undergoing chemotherapy, whose blood does not make enough platelets, are given this.

PLASMA
This liquid portion of the blood, is given to people with clotting disorders (such as haemophilia), and also used to adjust the osmotic pressure of the blood (to pull fluids out of tissues).

WHITE BLOOD CELLS
Infection fighting component of the blood. Very rarely given, but are used when cell count is very low

IMMUNOGLOBULINS
Also called gamma globulins, immune serum, or antibodies, these are also infection fighting parts of the blood plasma. Given to people who have difficulty fighting infections, e.g. AIDS sufferers.