What are the normal functions of the different blood cells?

  • Red blood cells (RBCs): Carry oxygen throughout the body.
  • Platelets: Assist with blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding.
  • Granulocytes (neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils): Fight infections.
  • Monocytes/Macrophages: Engulf and destroy germs and foreign substances.
  • Lymphocytes (B cells, T cells): Part of the immune system’s response to infections.