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Blood Basics 
 
by Kealoha Wells August 10, 2005

Where Blood is Created

Blood cells begin in the bone marrow, the soft, spongy material in the center of most large bones in the body. They begin as a hematopoietic cell, more commonly known as a “stem cell,” and either mature in the marrow or travel to other parts of the body where they mature into functioning blood cells. The spleen, liver, and lymph nodes are also involved in the blood cell production process, medically known as hematopoiesis.

 

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