Odd questions that have no answer on Google.

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Yvette

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How do blood cells get from the bone marrow in bones into the blood stream?

Bones are dense and do not have blood vessels.  So how do the blood cells get out of the bones and into the blood system?

I can't find an answer on Google.

Hurtyback

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Bone marrow actually looks very 'spongy' and has a very good blood supply, this is how the blood cells get into the general circulation. People who suffer a fracture of large bones, such as the femur, can actally loose a lot of blood.

Yvette

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The bone marrow is *inside* the bones, which are hard and dense.  So how does it get out?

Hurtyback

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The blood vessels run through the bones, from the bone marrow to the outside, via little channels called 'foramina' (singular 'foramen').

Yvette

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Thank you.   >tah<    >thumbsup<

Hurtyback

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No problem, if was good for me to dredge up the basic anatomy that I learned so many years ago  :-)

Dic Penderyn

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yup bones are living tissue and are enervated and have vasculation they are also continually being remodeled.
Be careful in what you wish for, God has a sense of humour

auntieCtheM

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I wish my whole body could be remodelled.