Breaking Point: How Much Blood Can The Human Body Lose?
Question: How many pints of blood does the human body have? | TQN
E-mail The sight of it causes anxiety, alarm, and sometimes even fainting. But without it, there would be no transport of oxygen, regulation of temperature, or metabolism. This substance plays a key role in our immune system, and supplies the tissues of our body with the nutrients they need. Our bodies would be incapable of running without blood, since it is responsible for so many of the things that make us functional. The reason the sight of it can cause so much distress, however, is because blood is supposed to stay inside of us — seeing blood means something is wrong. But what exactly happens when we start to lose blood?
Takeaway Everyone has a different amount of blood in their body depending on their age and size. A person can afford to lose a certain amount of blood without causing any harm to the body. Blood accounts for roughly 7 to 8 percent of a person's body weight. Read on to find out the average volume of blood in men, women, and children.