If you call someone a clot, it's not usually a compliment, but without them we'd bleed to death! Of course, as with most things, too much or in the wrong place can cause serious problems. Too many platelets can lead to blood clots that may lead to heart attacks and strokes. But how could you have too many of these cuddly characters? On the other hand, too few may require replacement by transfusion. So if you know someone who needs a transfusion, roll up your sleeves and donate blood, but give them a Giant Microbe Platelet to cheer them up as well!
Ideal as distraction and demonstration aids when children are undergoing treatment, Giant Microbes also make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach. Why not team up Platelet (Thrombocyte) with Red and White Blood Cells as a set?
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
Platelet is 170mm high, 140mm wide and 30mm thick, made of pale yellow short pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.