BloodSTOP® and BloodSTOP iX PLUS Hemostatic Gauzes are hemostatic agents that work to speed the coagulation of blood by expanding into a gel that adheres to the surface when pressure is applied to seal the wound. BloodSTOP is a water-soluble, natural treatment used to cover the wound and halt the flow of blood while protecting the injured area. It is made from biocompatible, biodegradable, natural regenerated cellulose. BloodSTOP interacts with blood platelets and fibrin to form a gelatinous clear shield that effectively seals the wound and stops the bleeding quickly and safely. In critical injuries requiring emergency medical services, BloodSTOP has enough tensile strength to seal most wounds and lacerations, stabilize the bleeding and protect the wound from infection.