RBC are called as erythrocytes and are present in millions. Each ml of Blood contains 4 to 6 million RBC. They are red in colour and the main function is to carry oxygen to various parts of the body.
Oxygen has a high role, till the Oxygen exist in your body the span and Lomita of the body contains with quality of Health this is a great secret of Life.
Lack of Oxygen detoriate the Health very fast and system suffer with failure and gives set back to Function of the Heart.
A mature RBC is like a fully inflated car tube with a thin concave center. The red colour to RBC is given By Hemoglobin present inside the cells. RBC is extremely flexible so that it can travel thru the thinnest of the Blood vessel to reach all parts of body. Hemoglobin enables RBC to carry Oxygen.
RBC is produced in the bone marrow. For the production of RBC many elements like copper, iron etc as well as proteins and several vitamins are required. All the substances need to be available in our daily diet.
When the Red Blood Cells develop in the bone marrow they manufacture Hemoglobin. RBC's live for about 120 days once they enter the Blood stream. Old RBC's are removed at the rate of 2 million per second. The protein and iron present in the Erythrocytes come back to bone marrow for the production of new RBC. If there is sudden demand for more RBC due to sudden Blood loss a hormone called erythropoietin is release from kidneys from kidneys to speed up the production of RBC from the bone marrow.