Clotting occurs when blood platelets adhere to the edges of a breached blood vessel and release chemicals that attract more platelets, resulting in a plug, as MedlinePlus explains. The plug stops external bleeding and al... More » Science Human Anatomy Blood

Anyone who suspects a blood clot in the leg should contact a doctor or go to the emergency room immediately, as recommended by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. If a clot breaks free from its location in th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

It is possible to get blood clots in your feet from thrombocythemia or thrombocytosis, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. If blood clots form in the tiny blood vessels of the feet, it makes the f... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Hematology is the branch of medicine that studies and treats diseases of the blood, including diseases related to blood platelets, according to the American Society of Hematology. Platelets aid in blood clotting, so many... More » Science Human Anatomy Blood

According to New Health Guide, thin blood is due to insufficient platelets in the blood. This condition is also called thrombocytopenia, and it can be caused by pregnancy or an infection. More »

Blood platelets are cells that aid in the clotting process, according to the American Red Cross. They collect at the lining of the blood vessels in the event of a cut and help stop the flow of blood. More »

The composition of blood consists of various components, such as plasma, white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Plasma, which is the fluid component that contains the different blood cells and substances of wh... More »