Question by  jtslittlepod (24)

How do blood platelets function?


Answer by  starmlw (960)

Think of platelets as the bodies natural bandaid. When you get a cut and it bleeds the platelets in your blood stick together at the site and make a scab. The scab keeps out germs and dirt to keep you from getting an infection.


Answer by  chefmark01 (81)

Platelets have two primary roles in mammals. They play a fundamental role in blood clotting and they provide a variety of growth factors for natural growth and tissue repair. To help stop blood loss the platelets aggregate and form a platelet plug at the injury until the final clot forms.


Answer by  juliannna (639)

They function through the body systems and the red blood cells,functioning to prevent bleeding.Each body has over 150,000 platelets per microliter of blood.

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