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Platelets have ribosomes. Since platelets are derived from blood cells, do platelets have ribosomes?


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Yes, they do. They also have other organelles.


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When maturing they have organelles but a mature RBC is mostly a giant sac of hemoglobin.

They lack ribosomes when mature.

They do not replicate, produce proteins, or use aerobic respiration.
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Normal, mature red cells do not have a nucleus. Without a nucleus, there's no DNA being transcribed into RNA, and therefore no RNA to be translated into proteins via ribosomes.
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