Blood Characteristics


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Blood Characteristics
Blood CharacteristicsBlood accounts for 6 to 8% of body weight in normal, healthy humans. For example, a 165-lb man can expect to have 165 × (0.07) = 12 lb of blood. The density of blood is slightly greater than the density of water at approximately 1060 kg/m3. The increased density comes from the increased density of a red blood cell compared with the density of water or plasma. The density of water is 1000 kg/m3. Therefore, that 12 lb of blood has a volume of about 12 pints. Most people have between 4.5 and 6.0 L of blood.In Section 1.2.2 of
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Blood Characteristics, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export