TABLE 2

Percentage of Red Blood Cells Surviving Each Day

DayRed blood cells/mLHematocrit (%)Percentage surviving
1673.726100
2578.52782.7
3568.22975.6
7514.22870.9
10515.62968.6
13466.42962.1
15417.02955.5
17426.73054.9
• Red blood cells/mL and hematocrit are recorded. Percentage red blood cell survival was calculated by dividing red blood cells (cpm/mL) by hematocrit expressed as decimal and then expressing result as percentage based on day 1.