Blood cell

  • diagram showing the development of different blood cells from hematopoietic stem cells to mature cells.

    a blood cell, also called a hematopoietic cell, hemocyte, or hematocyte, is a cell produced through hematopoiesis and found mainly in the blood. major types of blood cells include;

    • red blood cells (erythrocytes)
    • white blood cells (leukocytes)
    • platelets (thrombocytes)

    together, these three kinds of blood cells add up to a total 45% of the blood tissue by volume, with the remaining 55% of the volume composed of plasma, the liquid component of blood.[1]

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Diagram showing the development of different blood cells from hematopoietic stem cells to mature cells.

A blood cell, also called a hematopoietic cell, hemocyte, or hematocyte, is a cell produced through hematopoiesis and found mainly in the blood. Major types of blood cells include;

Together, these three kinds of blood cells add up to a total 45% of the blood tissue by volume, with the remaining 55% of the volume composed of plasma, the liquid component of blood.[1]