The blood cells have a limited lifespan. Red blood cells survive 3 months, white cells survive for 24 hours and platelets survive for 5 days. The bone marrow is an amazing organ which produces billions of blood cells every day to keep up with the requirements of our body. When the bone marrow fails, the cell production slows down and often stops. This is called aplastic anemia.
The incidence of Aplastic anemia in Asian countries is 5 times higher than in Europe or USA.
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