Creative Writing: The Red Blood Cell

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588 words
588 words

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 make my way to your heart! If you close your fist, that’s about the average size of your heart. The heart pumps about 2,000 gallons (7,571 liters) of me a day through its chambers, no you don’t have the much of me in your body but it pumps me over and over. Y­our heart receives me already oxygenated in the same way your brain, foot and the rest of your body do: through an artery. Now although the h...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that they start their journey in bone marrow and then make their way to the big brother of the vein capillaries, the arteries.
  • Explains that the lungs seem like a huge city to them because they're so small.
  • Explains that they return to the heart via the pulmonary veins, which are the only vein that contain them oxygenated; they are pumped into the main artery of the body.
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