What does low platelets mean?

Answer Platelets are microscopic disc-shaped cells that help blood clot. They only live for about 10 days, and are found in blood flowing through veins and arteries. They also line the insides of the bloo... Read More »

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How to Hang Platelets?

Platelets are one of the various components that make up your blood. Other components include red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma. Platelets are approximately one quarter the size of red ... Read More »

Low blood platelets?

Most physicians will delay the chemo and wait for the bone marrow to recover on it's own. I will not give chemo if the platelet count is below 100,000. I will tranfuse platelets if a patient is bel... Read More »

How to Increase Platelets?

Platelets play an important role in the blood-clotting process. Dangerous bleeding can occur both internally and externally if there are not enough platelets to do their function. A low platelet co... Read More »

How to Donate Platelets?

Platelets are components of your blood that assist in the clotting process. Patients who need platelet transfusions include cancer patients, burn and traumatic injury victims, and those receiving o... Read More »