Learn about blood, how it clots, and what happens in a bleeding disorder.
How Does Blood Clot Normally?
Blood-clotting (also called coagulation) is a complex process involving numerous proteins known as blood-clotting factors. The proteins are found in plasma (the liquid part of blood) and they work together with platelets to form a clot over the wound.Learn more
What’s Happening in a Bleeding Disorder?
In people with bleeding disorders, one of the blood-clotting factors is missing or doesn’t work properly. This causes wounds to bleed longer.Learn more