Blood control (Day 191)

BloodPlease forgive me if any of you suffer from the fear of blood, or haemophobia, but today’s blog is all about a gel that can stop bleeding and seal serious wounds in just 15 seconds.

Here’s the science – immediately on application the gel stimulates the clotting process by physically holding pressure in the damaged blood vessel.

The gel then rapidly activates the accumulation of platelets, which bind to the site of the injury to create a platelet mesh.

Finally, the gel completes haemostasis by accelerating the binding of the clotting protein, fibrin, to the platelet mesh, resulting in blood coagulation and a stable clot.

The whole process works by initiating and amplifying the body’s natural clotting mechanism, even for severe wounds, within seconds.

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