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June 21, 2022

Reticulocytes aren't Ridiculous, They're RBCs

Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells (RBCs) made in the bone marrow and released into circulation where they mature after a few days.

The percentage of reticulocytes in the blood will increase when more RBCs need to be produced after blood loss or during recovery from anemia. The reticulocyte% will decrease if the bone marrow isn't functioning well or while anemia is persistent.

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