Is there such a thing as a good blood clot?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
While blood clots can slow or halt blood flow, normal blood clotting seals damaged blood vessels to help prevent blood loss. Watch this animation to see how blood clotting happens.

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