• Question: what if blood doesn't form a clot, what happens then?

    Asked by ethan to Kevin on 25 Apr 2016. This question was also asked by 457hemb33.
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      Kevin Baker answered on 25 Apr 2016:

      Hey ethan,

      If your blood does not clot, you just keep bleeding. This becomes a medical emergency and requires surgery. People that have clotting issues like this have what is called hemophilia. Even the smallest scratch is dangerous for them, but there are medicines available to help them form clots thanks to research. So nowadays, it is a lot less dangerous to have hemophilia.