In the biohazard remediation industry, we are certainly familiar with blood. We are experts in cleaning up and decontaminating blood spills and have handled blood-related cleanups in all shapes and sizes. But today we thought we would go back to blood basics. Read on to learn more about blood, and why you should call Spaulding Decon San Francisco should a blood spill occur in your home or office.
What is Blood?
Blood is made up of four components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Blood cells form from the hematopoietic stems cells generated from our bone marrow. These immature stem cells are capable of forming into any of the four components depending on what our body needs at that time.
What Does Blood Do?
Blood is a vital life source and has many important functions in the human body. One of its primary uses is to transport oxygen and nutrients around the body. It also helps us regulate body temperature, and brings waste products to the kidney and liver to filter out of the body. It also plays a crucial role in carrying cells and antibodies to fight infections.
- Blood makes up 7- 8% of your total body weight.
- The only place where blood cannot be found in the human body is in the corneas of our eyes. This is because our corneas are capable of extracting oxygen from the air.
- One pint of blood is capable of saving three lives.
- Blood can carry Bloodborne pathogens including HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.
When to Call Spaulding Decon San Francisco
Blood is an incredible substance, but outside of the human body, it is actually a biohazard. If a blood spill occurs in your home or office you should not try to clean it up yourself. Blood can contain harmful bloodborne pathogens that pose a risk to you and anyone else who come in contact with the area. Instead, call a professional cleanup company like Spaulding Decon Austin. We are professionally trained and will ensure that your space is thoroughly decontaminated and completely safe. Call us today at (925) 790 – 1777.