Blood Clot

When bleeding from a wound suddenly occurs, the platelets gather at the wound and attempt to block the blood flow. The mineral calcium, vitamin K, and a protein called fibrinogen help the platelets form a blood clot. Blood clots in critical areas could be serious. That's why Life Alert can give you peace of mind and get you the help that you need even if you cannot reach a phone. By just pressing a single button you know that help is always there when you need it.

A blood clot begins to form when the blood is exposed to air. The platelets sense the presence of air and begin to break apart. They react with the fibrinogen to begin forming fibrin, which resembles tiny threads.

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