Asked in
Biology

Why does and organism need water to live?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
January 27, 2015 10:52PM

An organism needs water to live because water is one of the main components that cells need to live. The body needs fluids to work also.

*edit; In the human body, water is continually moving in and out of the red blood cells at a truly astonishing rate. In just a single second the water transfer is 100 times the volume of the red cell.

Assuming two litres of red blood cells in the body, that means a total of seventeen million litres of water go in and out of them each day. Thank goodness for recycling.

Yes, -- 17,000 tonnes a day.
Humans need water to survive because it provides hydration to the body and organs.