THE ROLE OF PRESERVED PLASMA IN IMPROVING LIVES OF THOSE WITH BLEEDING DISORDERS

In a standard clotting process, platelets, a type of blood cell, act as first responders to an injury site. These platelets work in conjunction with clotting factors to form a fibrin clot, a sort of gel-like plug that keeps platelets in place. This clot serves two main purposes: it promotes healing and prevents blood loss. While over-clotting can cause strokes or heart attacks, under-clotting can lead to excessive, potentially life-threatening bleeding. Common bleeding disorders are haemophilia and the Von Willebrand Disease.