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How to remember functions and count of RBC, WBS and Platelets in blood?

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answered Jan 30 by nanospeck (6,920 points)

Here is trick to remember the 3 components and their functions easily:

SANTA PLUMBER and WARRIOR

  • RBC - SANTA 
  • PLATELETS - PLUMBER
  • WBC  - WARRIORS

Explanation: 

RBC - SANTA (Red color)

  • We all know Santa clause always wear read outfit.
  • Instead of carrying gifts, RBC carry oxygen to every part of the body.

Platelets - PLUMBER

  • Both starts with letter 'P'
  • They are cell fragments that help to coagulation and clotting of blood.
  • Their functions are similar to a Plumber instead of water leak Platelets fix blood leak.

WBC - WARRIOR 

  • Both words start with letter W
  • They help to protect the body from pathogens

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