Blood clots can block the blood flow to your heart muscle and cause a heart attack.
Hematopoiesis is the process of the development of blood cell lineages throughout life. Hematopoiesis in necessary to replenish dying cells with new blood cells.
Hypersplenism, the reduction in one or more peripheral blood counts due to sequestration within an enlarged spleen is a common cause of chronic thrombocytopenia.
Blood platelets are a nucleate fragments derived from bone marrow megakaryocytes. They are 1.5 – 3.0 μ m in diameter with a volume of ∼ 7 fL.