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What happens to bloodcells when they die?

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November 25, 2008 4:00PM

In a healthy body, dead blood cells are broken down and excreted by the body in urine or feces unless it exits through a cut in the skin. In this case the platelets form a web or "scab" trapping the larger cells to prevent infections from the outside from getting into the bloodstream.