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They carry bood TO the heart. They have thin walls. The blood is blue when it is being carried through these because it has not yet been oxygenized.
They carry blood AWAY from the heart to all parts of the body. The blood is red because it is rich with oxygen when it is being carried by these thick-walled passages.
It's about the size of your fist. It is a very powerful muscle that pumps blood to all parts of the body.
blood vessels
This is a name for the veins and arteries that take blood to and from all parts of the body.
cardiovascular system
It is a system of your body that includes the heart and blood vessels.
American Red Cross
This is a public organization that helps people in a crisis. They not only collect blood for ill or injured people, but they offer counseling, money-management advice, and disaster relief services.
resting heart rate
The number of times per minute your heart beats when your body is at rest (sitting down, or NOT active).
What color is blood before it has oxygen in it?
Who is Clara Barton?
She is the founder of the American Red Cross. She was a famous nurse.
Who is Elizabeth Dole?
She served as the President of the American Red Cross.
Dr. Charles Drew
This doctor founded the Blood Bank for the American Red Cross.