Neutrophils and Platelets: Why Are They Monitored So Closely? Why are neutrophils and platelets monitored so closely? Andrew Schorr, Patient Power founder and host, poses this question to Drs. William Wierda and Susan Leclair. The experts explain the importance of these blood cells and what changes could potentially indicate for patients. Get email alerts | Subscribe on YouTube | Like on Facebook | Follow on Twitter | Follow on Google+ |