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Nine of Eight
Apr 28, 2011


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If it makes you feel better/worse the platelets are extremely dumb and may/will kill you later in life. But I'm sure they'll look adorable while doing so

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Nine of Eight
Apr 28, 2011


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You thought this was gonna be an educational comedy? Fool, this is now a tragedy.

Nine of Eight
Apr 28, 2011


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There’s also a fungal variety which is pretty nasty.

Nine of Eight
Apr 28, 2011


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Dark_Tzitzimine posted:

Where does NK Cell lands on this chart?

NK, T and B cells are the same basic type with different spécialisations so they're the same size.

Nine of Eight
Apr 28, 2011


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Brought To You By posted:

This series is honestly depressing now. And the next chapter is ulcers. It's sad to say but the only release these cells are going to get from this body is the sweet embrace of death.

Oh. I was about to say I had a good idea of where all the RBCs and Neutrophils dissappeared to, but that works as well.

Nine of Eight
Apr 28, 2011


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From cardiac arrest, the body has a *slim* (we're talking close to 1% for best possible outcome) chance of recovery assuming a bystander nearby knows how to do proper CPR and there's a portable defibrilator nearby. I don't have my numbers on hand but there's an under ten minute window we have to get oxygen back to the brain, with a sliding scale of positive outcome to lovely outcome depending on how fast intervention occurs. In the past twenty years we've made huge progress in saving people who'd otherwise be dead using hypothermia treatments and coronary interventions, but I don't want to spoil too much of what will probably happen.

Dark_Tzitzimine posted:

Is actually worse.

They manage to save him from the heart attack and the scare is enough for the guy to clean up his act and become healthier but then he donates blood and Bobbie White Cell and the Red Cell MC are among those send to the other body. A body that is in worse condition.

Argh! White blood cells are centrifuged out when giving blood! my immersion!

Nine of Eight fucked around with this message at 16:54 on Nov 26, 2018

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Nine of Eight
Apr 28, 2011


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Spiritus Nox posted:

Honestly I'm having trouble imagining what a body that's meaningfully shittier than the one our characters already inhabit actually looks like, especially from a Blood Cell's perspective. Missing organs/limbs, maybe, but that just seems like our cells would see it as 'well it sucks like the last one but also it's smaller' mostly. ...Maybe a serious Cancer infestation?

I can think of several fun chronic illnesses we could explore.

iospace posted:

Two things, full on cardiac arrest is pretty much fatal, but given the condition of that body, the body itself probably interpreted it as "yup, we're dead". That or I'm an idiot.

2nd: whole blood still has WBCs, double red donation does not.

1. While 99% of the time Cardiac arrest leads to cardiac death, its not 100%; with a mix of CPR and adrenalin we can occasionally restore spontaneous heartbeats, and defibrillation can help bring us back to something resembling actual heart function. The manga didn't help by portraying a cardiac infarction as simply: cardiac artery blocked therefore heart stops; there's several intermediate steps that could have made for decent manga. or in opera terms it's not over until the fat lady sings full legal brain death

2. Laaaaame, what are we, 1940? unless Japan is an aberration here, almost no one uses whole blood, unless we're in a literal disaster/wartime situation. Transfusing a bunch of random nonspecific WBCs leads to all sort of autoimmune fuckery that can lead to really bad reactions.

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