What is Plasma?

Human blood

Human blood consists of blood cells (approximately 40%, for example, red and white blood cells) and fluid from the blood, the blood plasma (about 60 percent). In the body of an adult circulate an average of about five liters of blood, of which three liters of plasma.

The plasma is composed of about 92 percent water to about 1 per cent of mineral salts and about 7 percent from protein bodies, the so-called plasma proteins. Blood plasma can not be engineered, therefore plasma donors are still indispensable. Blood plasma is bound to any blood type and can thus be used universally.