Platelets are another solid matter present in the Blood which helps in preventing the loss of Blood from the damaged Blood vessels. Platelets stick together to from clot at the sight of injury.
Blood clothing a complex reaction. There are other factors(e.g) Factor VIII & Factor IX to help in Blood clotting. The absence of the factors leads to a serious condition called Hemophilia.
We have only touched the various components of Blood, for the lay people to understand the importance of the lifeline. For most of the tests conducted by labs Blood is most to be drawn from our body. The quality of this life force is the most important factor to maintain good health. When the quality and quantity of Blood is not maintained the immune system does not function properly and are prone for many diseases.