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Why do we need a respiratory pigment to perform respiration?

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Respiratory pigments play a very important role in the body of an organism. It helps in the transportation of respiratory gases to the various body organs. 

Respiratory pigment present in humans is haemoglobin. It is a red color pigment present in our blood. It helps in transporting oxygen from lungs to various body tissues and also helps in the removal of carbon-dioxide from cells.

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