BBC NEWSROUND: The Big Question: Why is blood red?

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Release date: 13/8/2018

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Blood is an absolutely essential part of our bodies.

It supplies all of the organs and tissues in the body with what they need to function and a network of arteries, veins and capillaries keeps blood circulating around the body.

But have you ever wondered why it is red? Well, this is the question that nine-year-old Angel sent in to us, so we went to see Professor Aneez Esmail at the University of Manchester to find out the answer.

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TitleThe Big Question: Why is blood red?
Media name/outletBBC
Media typeTelevision
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/08/18
DescriptionBlood is an absolutely essential part of our bodies.

It supplies all of the organs and tissues in the body with what they need to function and a network of arteries, veins and capillaries keeps blood circulating around the body.

But have you ever wondered why it is red? Well, this is the question that nine-year-old Angel sent in to us, so we went to see Professor Aneez Esmail at the University of Manchester to find out the answer.
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45145681
PersonsAneez Esmail