How Much Blood Does a Newborn Baby Have?


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A newborn baby has approximately 1 cup of blood in its entire body. The average adult has between 10 and 12 pints of blood in their body.

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How Much Blood Does a Newborn Baby Have?
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Human blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, Platelets, plasma and cryoprecipitate. A person's blood makes up 7 percent of the body's weight. A newborn baby receives a blood test to find out blood type for the child. This is usually done during the first visit to the pediatrician. The blood-type test is commonly called the heel stick test because the person taking blood from the newborn child pricks the heel of the child to get the blood.

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