New Method To Assess Platelet Health (video) University of Washington Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption UW researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital. Credit Kiyomi Taguchi/University of Washington Usage Restrictions For use with appropriate credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.