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Oxygen attaches to hemoglobin in the blood that carries it to other tissues, so when the red blood cell count is low, the blood oxygen levels also drop. When a person does not have enough healthy red blood cells, he is a... More »

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A low red blood cell count means cells in the body are not receiving enough oxygen. Anemia is the most common cause for an abnormally low amount of red blood cells, affecting 3.5 million Americans, as reported by WebMD. More »

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Equine infectious anemia causes a low red blood cell count in horses, according to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This is a contagious viral disease that can result in death. More »

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One cause of low red blood cell count is pregnancy, but this is normal, according to Mayo Clinic. However, among the many other conditions and diseases that can cause a low red blood cell count are cancer, aplastic, vita... More »

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The red color of blood comes from the hemoglobin that makes up the majority of the mass of the cell, which allows the blood cell to carry oxygen around the body. The plasma itself is a straw color when viewed under a mic... More »

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An elevated hemoglobin count may impair circulation and disrupt the adequate delivery of oxygen to the tissues, possibly leading to peripheral cyanosis and impaired mental function due to poor cerebral circulation, accor... More »

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A normal red blood cell count for males is 4.7 to 6.1 million cells per microliter, and a normal count for females is 4.2 to 5.4 million cells per microliter, states MedlinePlus. Normal ranges may vary from lab to lab, a... More »

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