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Friday 28th November 2014
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Do amputees still have eight pints of blood?

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If you lose a leg or an arm, do you still have eight pints of blood? Surely you wouldn’t have the room!
Veronica, Edgware

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Max, Bishop’s Stortford
Qualification: I listened in biology
Answer: You would lose the percentage to hold a certain amount of blood, so it makes sense that the doctor would quarterise all arteries and the heart is a self-regulating valve, so it would only produce the blood that you need.

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