When White Blood Cells detect pathogens in your body, they quickly attack them so you can stay safe and healthy.
Your immune system works to fight against harmful pathogens that may cause you to get sick. White blood cells are a very important part of this system.
We produce our White Blood Cells right inside the bone marrow in our healthy factories. That’s because when your body needs extra help against pathogens, we makes more white blood cells to help.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Leukocytes
There are five different types of cells, and each has a different job. Some fight bacteria, others fight allergies, and other battle parasites. The most common one, Neutrophils, they Fight Pathogens called Bacteria and fungi.
When White blood cells see that there is an invader in your blood, they spring into action. Neutrophils are the most important type of white blood cell. Let’s say that you have Pathogens in your blood that may give you chickenpox or the flu. Neutrophils will actually find those Pathogens and ingest them! They suck them right up, like a Vacuum cleaner!