What does the body do with the extra red blood cells it doesn't need?
There are 2.4 bilIion red blood cells in a pintt. the body makes about 4 to 5 billion new red blood cells in an hour, and approx. 1 to 2 billion red blood cells die. so if a person is not losing 1.3 pints of blood per hour continously what is the body doing with that extra pints of blood it keeps making each hour. does the bone marrow stop making blood cells or do the red blood cells get destroyed?