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A sixth grade class wants to know if, in the human body, blood is ever blue.



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Sure, close to it. It's a very dark bluish red in the veins. Just look at your arm veins.

--ProfBill


Generally blood is red or dark red. It appears bluish through our skin, so that's why our veins appear blue. Once blood has exchanged its oxygen for carbon dioxide, it gets a little darker, but not really blue. There are some interesting genetic studies on a group of people having blue pigment in their skin, though...

Ellen Mayo



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