Platelets, along with red blood cells and plasma, constitute a significant proportion in animal and human blood. Microscopically, thorns or barbed look like small ovals, and they can only be viewed by this means, since its average size is some four hundred thousandths of an inch (1-3.5 um). Platelets are fragments of bone marrow stem cells, also known as the megakaryocytes. Stimulated by the hormone thrombopoietin, platelets detach the megakaryocytes and enter the bloodstream, where they circulate for about 10 days before the end of his short life in the spleen. The thrombopoietin in healthy body, will help maintain the platelet count to a normal level, that is of approximately of 4.2 to 6.1 million of these cells tiny in two hundred thousand (1 ul) teaspoon of blood.

Platelets provide the hormones necessary for clotting and proteins. Collagen is released when the lining of a blood vessel is damaged. The platelets generate collagen and begin working on the blood clotting by forming a sort of Cap sealing any possible hemorrhage. A greater number outside of normal platelets, known as thrombocytosis, can cause serious health risks. Excess blood clotting can lead to the formation of blood clots that can cause a stroke. Conversely, a lower number than usual may lead to extensive bleeding. However, in some cases, lead to lower platelet number can be possible, for example, if a person has high sensitivity to movements or had heart surgery.

The number of platelets can be lowered by a daily intake of aspirin or other drugs that help reduce. While some disease or a genetic disorder can cause a reduced number of platelets, other times, they are exhausted because of a specific treatment or surgery. Burn victims, patients of organ transplant, marrow transplant patients, those receiving chemotherapy, and those who have undergone cardiac surgery often does not require blood transfusions, but do need transfusions of platelets.

Cadiz Cruise Forum

It’s an event that will bring together in the capital to the most important national and international industries of cruisers, under the Organization of Cruises News Media Group, international consulting firm specializing in cruises.On 24 may be held I Cadiz Cruise Forum 2012 Edition will be on May 24, with the initiative of the city of Cadiz, the Autoridad Portuaria Bahia de Cadiz, Navantia and Gades-Port. Cadiz Cruise Forum 2012 will present all the business opportunities that can lead to cruise traffic to Cadiz and province. The discussion will focus on how to prepare port, the auxiliary industry, the destination itself and tourism services to guarantee the satisfaction of the new cruiser. Is an event aimed at professionals of the port sector, auxiliary industry, travel agencies, institutions related with the tourism promotion, as well as managers of hotel services, restaurants, museums, shops and in general services that can benefit from the arrival passengers at Cadiz. The event, which will be opened by the Mayor of Cadiz, Teofila Martinez, will count with the participation of the main shipping companies Royal Caribbean, Pullmantur, Iberocruceros and Oceania Cruises, ports such as Malaga, Motril and Lisbon representatives, executives and professionals from leading operators specialized in BC Tours and Intercruises cruise traffic. You can make your reservations if you want to attend this event in our Hotel Monte Puertatierra, one of the hotels in Cadiz best located in the city. The event is organized in small introductory presentations that will talk about the economic impact of the cruise ships, the port promotion target, the new Atlantic route or how to strengthen the relationship with public administrations.