Hemoglobin

How oxygen is carried to cells in the body

Hemoglobin is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen. Oxygen from the lungs binds to hemoglobin molecules and is carried through blood vessels to the rest of the body.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofFebruary 9, 2017

Current as of: February 9, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine