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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
NetWellness and ideastream are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. ideastream is a non-profit public broadcasting organization including WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV and other educational and public service media. About Blood is part of ideastream’s ongoing multiple-media coverage on important health issues presented in collaboration with The Plain Dealer and NetWellness. Through this partnership, you will be able to explore ideastream’s programs as NetWellness puts in-depth information at your fingertips.
Blood is the fluid of life - it transports oxygen, delivers nourishment, and fights infection. It also regulates body temperature, heals wounds and stops bleeding. The average adult has five liters of blood circulating throughout their body. Scientists estimate that it takes about 30 seconds for a drop of blood to complete the entire circulatory cycle. Blood is our life support and with just a small drop - a large window can be opened into how our body is working… and not working.
ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and WKYC Channel 3 News present About Blood - a multiple media exploration of blood. This special coverage will examine the anatomy of blood – what exactly is it and what does it do? We'll also explore how doctors use blood to learn what's going on inside our bodies. Coverage will also examine various blood diseases including Leukemia and sickle cell anemia and explain blood-based disorders like clotting.
Learn more about WCPN & WVIZ About Blood programs and find additional in-depth information from NetWellness here:
Last Reviewed: Feb 25, 2014