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What do the different types of blood cells do?

Following are the different types of blood cells and what they do:

  • Red blood cells carry oxygen all around the body.
  • White blood cells are a part of the immune system, which is the body’s defensive army against invaders like germs.
  • Platelets help blood to clot if a person is bleeding. 

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