Blood clotting is a complex but vital process that stems blood loss when a vessel is injured. Clotting begins nearly instantly after injury when platelets form a plug at the site of damage. Simultaneously, a cascade is initiated where proteins from the blood plasma form strands of fibrin that interlink and strengthen the clot. Seen here is a fibrin clot (green) forming among blood vessel cells (orange with nuclei in blue).
Image by Jakob Zbaeren.
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Blood clotting is a complex but vital process that stems blood loss when a vessel is injured. Clotting begins nearly instantly after injury when platelets form a plug at the site of damage. Simultaneously, a cascade is initiated where proteins from the blood plasma form strands of fibrin that interlink and strengthen the clot. Seen here is a fibrin clot (green) forming among blood vessel cells (orange with nuclei in blue).

Image by Jakob Zbaeren.

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