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When you cut or injure yourself, your body uses special blood cells,
called platelets, and other chemicals, called clotting factors, to form a blood
clot and control your bleeding. Bleeding disorders sometimes occur when the
platelets or clotting factors are not working properly and do not form clots.
Bleeding or clotting disorders include:
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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