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I had been given an assignment to draw an ideal blood cell, a cell which can perform the functions of almost all the blood cells (like red blood cells, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils and lymphocytes etc).

The best I could do is shown in the given diagram:

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I have tried to draw the cellular components of all the blood cells in a single cell. I don't know if my cellular components from all blood cells are enough or not but i couldn't find more components.

I would like to know if there is anything I can add to it? Or even if my concept is clear or not about the assignment?

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Is it intended to be biconcave, like a red cell? If so it would have difficulty carrying out the phagocytic functions of some of the other cell types I have to say I don't understand the purpose of this assignment. –  Alan Boyd Oct 20 '13 at 17:26
    
yes, it is intended to be biconcave. Because it is easier to carry oxygen that way. But i agree with you, i don't even understand how to draw it because red cells don't even have any nucleus. –  Rafique Oct 20 '13 at 17:32
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This is probably cheating, but I'd probably just turn in a hematopoietic stem cell. –  Amory Oct 21 '13 at 3:51
    
Well, that seems to be a great idea. And it isn't cheating, we have been told to ask for help..:) –  Rafique Oct 21 '13 at 10:00

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