red blood cells

Red blood cells (RBCs)

Red blood cells (RBCs) are a type of blood cell that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body and carbon dioxide back to the lungs. They hold onto oxygen and carbon dioxide using a specialized protein called hemoglobin. RBCs are made in a part of the bone called the bone marrow. …
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Ring sideroblasts

Ring sideroblasts are immature red blood cells (RBCs) that have extra iron inside the body of the cell. This extra iron creates a tight ring around the nucleus of the cell. These cells can be seen in a variety of medical conditions including copper deficiency, myelodysplastic syndromes, and inherited diseases associated with ring sideroblasts. Some …
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