Published in Blood Weekly, October 11th, 2001
Platelets, blood cells that look like oval plates, are needed for the blood to clot. When a blood vessel breaks, the platelets usually rush to the scene of the injury to begin the process of filling in the damaged area and providing a surface for coagulation factors. When the platelet count is low, a medical condition called thrombocytopenia, the blood cannot clot properly and...
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