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Creative Writing: The Red Blood Cell

818 words - 4 pages

I start my journey in bone marrow. Have you ever seen how flexible bone marrow is!?! It’s really exciting. I form from hemocytoblast which takes about 2 days. The body makes about two million red blood cells every second. So there’s a lot of me to go around. I finally get to leave and make my way through the veins capillaries along with my buddy plasma. We take up most of the room since there’s so much to go around, but on my behalf those guys aren’t that big to begin with. Eventually I go to what I like to call the big brother of the vein capillaries the arteries. Those are so much bigger but they do more work and they are stronger the capillaries are nowhere near as strong! I eventually ...view middle of the document...

Isn’t that fun! I like being carried sometimes. Even though I’m still moving myself I like to say they do some of the work! Man let me tell you the lungs seem like a huge city to me maybe because I’m so small and the lungs are so big. You breathe air in through your nose and mouth right? So air makes its way into your lungs and dissolves in the water lining of the alveoli. Oxygen then clings to me as I pass through the alveolar capillaries - now the oxygen is in me. Hey while we are talking about air did you know that the only part of your body that has none of me is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air. So I don’t even get to visit! Anyways back to where we were..umm oh yeah the lungs. So eventually I make my way back up to the heart, remember how I said it has to share with everyone okay well that is called systematic circulation. So here I am freshly oxygenated and I return to the heart via the pulmonary veins. Note that these are the only veins in the body that contain me oxygenated; all other veins contain me too just deoxygenated....

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