The Platelet Charity is a registered charity raising awareness and funds for research to support people with bleeding disorders. Why do we need to raise money? We are raising funds for medical research and to build awareness of the impact that Platelet Function Disorder (PFD) and platelet-like beeding disorders has on daily life. This impact varies […]
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Facts about platelets Platelets are the engineers of the blood stream that fix and prevent leakages of blood Too few or platelets that don’t work properly causes bleeding Too many or platelets that work too well can cause heart attack or stroke 14 million platelet transfusions are given worldwide per year There are nearly 1 […]
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Blood clots are healthy and lifesaving when they stop bleeding. However, blood clots can also form abnormally, causing a heart attack, stroke, or other serious medical problems. How Does Blood Clot? Blood has a seemingly impossible job: it must flow continuously and smoothly for an entire lifetime, but quickly form a blood clot when bleeding […]
Red blood cells usually look like oval, bi-concave discs, but NIH-funded researchers recently discovered that they are actually talented shape-shifters. The discovery illuminates the rather complicated, two-step process involved in the clotting of blood. When a clot first forms, it is a nearly random mix of platelets, which are sticky, disc-shaped fragments of cells, and […]
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