It transports oxygen, enzymes, water, nutrients (glucose, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, glycerol and amino acids), carbon dioxide, hormones, antibodies, waste substances, and even heat!
Transport of oxygen;
- Cell involved - Red blood cell
- Pigment used - Haemoglobin
- Oxygen transported by the blood in the form of oxyhaemoglobin
Carbon dioxide transported in blood;
- 70% in the form of hydrogen carbonate ions
- 23% in the form of carbomino-haemoglobin
- 7% in the form of dissolved gas in plasma
Possible consiquences to his health if a man's erythrocyte count is below normal;
- When less oxygen reaches the cells in his body, the man may suffer from anaemia. As a result, he may faint easily, feel tired and be unenergetic.