A couple of days ago I had a nasty accident with our razor sharp breadknife - sliced my thumb and there was a river of blood. As we had visitors a visit to A&E was not on the cards so I put my First Aid into practice, giant wad of paper towel and continued pressure. It was not very long before I could apply a tight waterproof plaster. I think I I'll have a scar, too bad! Anyway just posting for the sake of newbies who fear taking anticoagulants - usual aid still works!