Red Blood Cells

Picture of red blood cells

The red blood cells carry oxygen to the body's tissues and remove carbon dioxide and other wastes.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology

Current as ofOctober 9, 2017

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