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# What is** plasma** and what is its function?

**Plasma** is the liquid component of blood which consists of water, salts, enzymes, ions, and proteins. **Plasma** makes up about 55% of total blood volume; remaining 45% is cells and platelets.

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**Plasma** is a light yellow liquid which can be isolated by centrifugation. The **function of plasma** is to carry nutrients, hormones, and proteins to the parts of the body wherever requirement.

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