The three stages of blood clotting are the vascular phase, the platelet phase and the coagulation phase. The entire process of blood clotting may be referred to as hemostasis. The process takes place in order to prevent ... More »

Blood transports nutrients, oxygen, waste materials, hormones, proteins that need to be redistributed in the body and clotting factors. Oxygen bound to hemoglobin is transported via red blood cells. After the oxygen has ... More »

Plasma is the blood fluid that carries blood clotting agents, while serum is the water fluid from blood without the clotting factors. Fibrinogen is a clotting agent in plasma. More »

A doctor orders a D-dimer blood test if a person is showing signs of a deep vein thrombosis, a pulmonary embolism or the blood clotting condition called disseminated intravascular coagulation, according to MedlinePlus. T... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, a high platelet count can indicate a number of different conditions, including cancer, anemia or a reaction to medications. The National Heart Lung and Blood Inst... More »

Causes of blood loss include wounds, underlying pathologies such as hemophilia and thrombocytopenia, menstruation and miscarriages. How blood loss affects the patient depends on the cause and how much blood they lose. Ho... More »

According to the American Society of Hematology, a healthy person can lose approximately 10 to 15 percent of the body's total blood volume without experiencing serious medical problems. Blood volume in an individual depe... More »