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  Blood: Plasma - The Human Heart: An Online Exploration from The Franklin Institute, made possible by Unisys
It might seem like plasma is less important than the blood cells it carries.
Microbe-fighting antibodies travel to the battlefields of disease by hitching a ride in the plasma.
Without plasma, the life-giving blood cells would be left floundering without transportation.
www.fi.edu /learn/heart/blood/plasma.html   (164 words)

  Blood Plasma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It might seem like plasma is less important than the blood cells it carries.
Microbe-fighting antibodies travel to the battlefields of disease by hitching a ride in the plasma.
Without plasma, the life-giving blood cells would be left floundering without transportation.
sln.fi.edu /biosci/blood/plasma.html   (94 words)

Suspended in the watery plasma are seven types of cells and cell fragments.
When blood vessels are cut or damaged, the loss of blood from the system must be stopped before shock and possible death occur.
Plasma is the straw-colored liquid in which the blood cells are suspended.
users.rcn.com /jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/B/Blood.html   (2290 words)

 Blood Plasma
The quantities of the constituents of serum are the same as those for plasma minus the small amount of clotting agents, such as fibrinogen, destroyed during the clotting process.
Blood plasma comprises around 20 % of the boy's extracellular fluid and is very similar in composition to interstitial fluid.
In addition to proteins and inorganic ions the blood plasma carries a wide range of substances in transit to various tissues throughout the body.
www.fortunecity.com /greenfield/rattler/46/blood5.htm   (661 words)

 Testimony-Dr. Friedman-Blood Plasma Safety
For the millions of Americans with certain medical needs, whole blood and plasma derivatives are essential for preserving their life or for maintaining a normal quality of life.
From the collection of source and recovered plasma from donors, through the fractionation and manufacturing process, to the quarantine and retrieval process, there are numerous points at which safety measures are in place to minimize the risk of exposing recipients of blood products to infectious agents.
Thus, although in the past blood and plasma were allowed to be colleted in prisons, that is no longer the case.
www.fda.gov /ola/1998/bloodplasma.htm   (4073 words)

 Florida Blood
Blood plasma, is the fluid portion of the blood and may be frozen and/or dried and stored indefinitely.
Blood donors must be in good health, 17 years of age or older and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.
They are: white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, plasma and a clotting factors which are useful in treating cancer, anemia, hemophilia, burns, trauma and other conditions, Blood and Blood products, HLA tissue matching, bone-marrow donor registration and a full-service tissue and eye bank in Florida.
www.floridablood.org   (740 words)

  Blood Plasma Pooling - BloodBook, Blood Information for Life
Human Blood plasma is the yellow, protein-rich fluid that suspends the cellular components of whole Blood, that is, the red Blood cells, white Blood cells and platelets.
Blood plasma is accumulated by Blood banks and Blood collection facilities, principally, in two ways: plasma separated from donor collected whole Blood, and from donated plasma, a process by where whole Blood is drawn from a donor, the plasma is separated and then the remainder, less the plasma, is returned to the donor.
SD Blood plasma can be stored for up to one year frozen at -18° C. When ordered for transfusion it is thawed in a water bath to a use temperature of 37° C, which takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes and can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours at 1° to 6° centigrade.
www.bloodbook.com /plasma-pool.html   (3804 words)

  Blood - Plasma
The Plasma is a straw coloured liquid, most of which is water.
Plasma differs slightly from what is termed serum, which is generally taken to mean the fluid part of the blood which remains after the blood has coagulated (clotted).
By far the greatest constituent of plasma is water, which accounts for >90% of the total volume.
library.thinkquest.org /25896/sub_blood/plasma.htm   (129 words)

  Blood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blood is a highly specialised circulating tissue consisting of several types of cell suspended in a fluid medium known as plasma.
Blood cells are degraded by the spleen and the Kupffer cells in the liver.
Infection of the blood is bacteremia or sepsis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blood   (2383 words)

 Blood plasma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blood plasma is the liquid component of blood, in which the blood cells are suspended.
Plasma resembles whey in appearance (transparent with a faint straw colour).
(Oxygen transport capacity of plasma is much lower than that of the hemoglobin in the red blood cells; it may increase under hyperbaric conditions.) Plasma is the storage and transport medium of clotting factors and its protein content is necessary to maintain the oncotic pressure of the blood.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blood_plasma   (773 words)

 Donating Blood and Plasma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Blood is always needed for accident victims, surgical patients, people with hemophilia, or cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
However, the blood is spun down to separate the plasma from the red blood cells and platelets.
Before a transfusion, the blood type of the recipient is matched with the blood type of donated blood in the blood bank.
www.homefocused.com /organ-donation/blood-plasma.php   (502 words)

 Plasma Donation
Blood is drawn and is passed through a cell separator where the component is collected and the remainder is returned to you.
Plasma, which is 90 percent water, constitutes 55 percent of blood volume.
Donors with blood type AB not only have a rare blood type (only four percent of the population is AB), but also an opportunity to save lives in a special way.
www.bloodntissue.org /blooddonation_plasma.asp   (408 words)

 Bloodindex - Blood products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A number of Blood donors also donate platelets by apheresis (a procedure in which Blood is drawn from a Blood donor and separated into its components, some of which are retained, such as plasma or platelets, and the remainder of the Blood is returned, by transfusion, to the Blood donor; also called hemapheresis).
Blood plasma is often collected from donors by a variety of entities, particularly commercial for-profit organizations that sell it to companies for manufacture into a variety of Blood products.
The red cells, leukocytes and plasma are returned to the donor through his or her other arm, and the platelets are retained in a collection bag for later transfusion to a patient.
www.bloodindex.org /Blood_Products.php   (4613 words)

 American Red Cross Blood Services, New England Region, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Plasma is the fluid part of the blood in which the blood cells and the platelets are suspended.
Plasma is the main medium for the transportation of substances throughout the body.
Plasma fractions are the different proteins that can be extracted from the blood plasma and used to treat various disorders.
www.newenglandblood.org /helping/plasma.htm   (294 words)

 Red Gold . Blood Basics . Blood in the Body . What Is Blood Made Of? | PBS
Blood is a mixture of cells and a watery liquid, called plasma, that the cells float in.
White blood cells (leukocytes) are the body's mobile warriors in the battle against infection and invasion.
Plasma is a clear, straw-colored liquid that carries the blood cells and various hormones, nutrients, and so on through the body.
www.pbs.org /wnet/redgold/basics/whatisblood.html   (605 words)

 Canadian Blood Services - Société canadienne du sang - Types of Donations
Canadian Blood Services is responsible for recruiting blood and bone marrow donors, as well as collecting blood, plasma, and platelets at 41 permanent collection sites and more than 19,000 donor clinics annually.
Whole blood is comprised of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma.
The donor’s blood is processed through an apheresis machine that extracts only the plasma and returns the rest of the blood to the donor.
www.bloodservices.ca /CentreApps/Internet/UW_V502_MainEngine.nsf/web/98D2A7D647A2C3F085256AAF006FE521?OpenDocument   (311 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Plasma
Plasma (physics), matter, usually gaseous, in which a part or all of the atoms or molecules are ionized.
A plasma is a gas containing a high density of electrons and positive ions, atoms that have a positive charge.
Like the plasmas he had studied at Berkeley, these were no longer situations involving two particles, each behaving as if it knew what the other was doing, but entire oceans of particles, each behaving as if it knew what untold trillions of others were doing.
fusionanomaly.net /plasma.html   (1000 words)

 Plasma Donations
Plasma is used by blood-clotting factors in the body as a storage and transportation device.
Blood plasma is an important element in the blood clotting process which helps wounds to heal.
Blood having the ability to clot is vital to our survival and those who lack the blood-clotting factors in their body are called haemophiliacs.
www.biotrax.com /blood_plasma.php   (1023 words)

 Blue Histology - Blood
Blood is sometimes considered to be a fluid connective tissue because of the mesenchymal origin of its cells and a low ratio of cells to liquid intercellular substance, the blood plasma.
Blood coagulation is a fairly complex process, which involves a large number of other proteins and messenger substances.
From the 6th month, and dominating from the 7th month onwards, the formation of blood cells occurs in bone marrow, which is the major site of formation blood cells in normal adult humans.
www.lab.anhb.uwa.edu.au /mb140/CorePages/Blood/blood.htm   (3645 words)

 Blood Primer
Blood is a mixture of cells (the solid, corpuscular elements) and liquid plasma.
Plasma is a clear, yellowish fluid that can sometimes appear milky after a very fatty meal or when people have a high level of lipids in their blood.
Blood pressure tends to push fluid out of blood vessels which are a bit 'leaky.' Balancing this is something called 'oncotic pressure' (caused by proteins dissolved in blood), which tends to keep fluid inside the blood vessels.
www.nyhq.org /BloodBank/primer.asp   (2109 words)

 Central California Blood Center
Platelets are blood cells that help control bleeding. When a blood vessel, or skin, is damaged, platelets collect at the site of the injury and temporarily repair the tear, through a process with active plasma substance to form a clot.
In the process, the donor's blood is drawn and passed through a machine which separates the components, removes the plasma and returns the red cells back to the donor.
Plasma improves a patient's ability to stop bleeding by supplementing clotting factors, and it restores blood volume to the patient.
www.cencalblood.org /platelets.html   (786 words)

 Plasma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Airlifted to a trauma center after her car was struck head-on, plasma transfusions helped her through several surgeries to reconstruct a shattered hip.
Plasma is the clear yellowish fluid portion of the blood that transports water and nutrients to all the cells in the body.
Blood is composed of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
www.bloodct.org /Plasma.htm   (661 words)

 Blood Type Test
Human blood is classified, or typed, according to the presence or absence of certain markers (called antigens) on the surface of red blood cells.
Blood type may also be done to see if two people are likely to be blood relatives (for instance, to help establish paternity when it is in question).
Blood received in a transfusion must contain antigens that are the same as the antigens on a person's own red blood cells (compatible blood).
www.webmd.com /a-to-z-guides/Blood-Type-Test   (849 words)

 Blood Plasma Legal Rulimgs - Bloodmobile
The blood bank or plasma center shall inform the donor, in a manner that is understandable to the donor, that the self-deferral process is available and should be used if the donor has reason to believe that he or she is infected with HIV.
The blood bank or plasma center shall also inform the donor that it is a felony pursuant to Section 1621.5 to donate blood if the donor knows that he or she has a diagnosis of AIDS or knows that he or she has tested reactive to HIV.
The employer blood bank shall be responsible for determining the appropriate mix of qualified, competent employees that meets the accreditation requirements of the American Association of Blood Banks and is consistent with the services rendered.
www.bloodmobile.com /plasma_law.html   (2538 words)

 Types of Transfusions: Blood Transfusion: Merck Manual Home Edition
Plasma is used for bleeding disorders in which the missing clotting factor is unknown or when the specific clotting factor is not available.
Plasma also is used when bleeding is caused by insufficient production of all or many of the different clotting factors, as a result of liver failure or severe infection.
Plasma that is frozen right after it is separated from the cells of donor blood (fresh frozen plasma) can be stored for up to 1 year.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec14/ch171/ch171c.html   (533 words)

 Blood & Tissue Services | Donating Apheresis Plasma
Plasma is the fluid portion of blood -- the river which transports red blood cells, white cells and platelets through the body to nourish and protect tissues and organs.
Plasma is frequently needed by trauma patients, burn victims and others fighting serious illness and injury.
The plasma is then drawn up into a collection bag, while the remaining blood components are returned to you through your other arm.
www.psbc.org /programs/plasma.htm   (367 words)

 What is Blood - Blood Center - Stanford University School of Medicine
Blood is a living tissue composed of blood cells suspended in plasma.
When you donate blood, your body immediately begins replacing the donated blood volume, so you can safely donate as often as 6 times a year.
Plasma - Plasma is 92% water, miscellaneous elements and 7% protein from which derivatives are made.
bloodcenter.stanford.edu /about_blood   (301 words)

 The Blood Connection - Donating Plasma
Blood is drawn or collected through closed sterile tubing that passes through a centrifuge, which separates plasma from the whole blood.
The plasma is collected in a sterile collection bag with almost all red cells and platelets are returned to the donor via the same needle.
AB plasma is the blood type burn and trauma centers like to have available.
www.thebloodconnection.org /donating_plasma1.htm   (250 words)

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