Pumps your blood!

Funky Heart! reader (and  longtime friend!) Laura reminded me of another way to learn the path of blood through the body: The Pump your Blood! song, from the TV show Happy Days!

Below is a clip from the TV show with Anson Williams singing the song. Here are the lyrics:

Pump, pump, pumps your blood!

The right atrium’s where the process begins, where the C02 blood enters the heart. Through the tricuspid valve, to the right ventricle, the pulmonary artery, and lungs.

Once inside the lungs, it dumps its carbon dioxide and picks up its oxygen supply. Then it’s back to the heart through the pulmonary vein, through the atrium and left ventricle.

Pump, pump, pumps your blood!

Pump, pump, pumps your blood!

The aortic valve is where the blood leaves the heart, then it’s channeled to the rest of the bod. The arteries, arterioles, and capillaries too bring the oxygenated blood to the cells. The tissues and the cells trade off waste and C02, which is carried through the venules and the veins. Through the larger vena cava to the atrium and lungs, and we’re back to where we started in the heart!

Pump, pump, pumps your blood!

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