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What Are the Three Kinds of Blood Cells?

Complete blood counts measure all 3 types of blood cells. Photo Credit Comstock Images/Stockbyte/Getty Images
blood cells
blood cells

Whole blood consists of 3 types of blood cells, suspended in a liquid called plasma. Blood circulates through the arteries and veins with each of the blood cell types — red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets — performing different functions throughout the body.

red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets
red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets

They are:

  1. Red Blood Cells
  2. White Blood Cells
  3. Platelets

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Blood Types – ABO

The Human ABO markers: The A, B, and O alleles

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Human blood type is determined by co-dominant alleles. An allele is one of several different forms of genetic information that is present in our DNA at a specific location on a specific chromosome.

Blood Types

There are three different alleles for human blood type:

Blood types For simplicity,
we call these
IA A
IB B
i O

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