Blood Facts

  • Two million red blood cells die every second.

  • There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

  • Seven percent of a humans body weight is made up of blood.

  • In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the carousel was good for the circulation of blood.

  • Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys.

  • By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved.

  • Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint.

  • The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day.

  • The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days.

  • Blood accounts for about 8% of a human's body weight.

  • A woman has approximately 4.5 liters of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 liters.

  • Your blood takes a very long trip through your body. If you could stretch out all of a human's blood vessels, they would be about 60,000 miles long. That's enough to go around the world twice.

  • Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days.

  • If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles.


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