Bone Marrow Failure And Shwachman

Do you know someone who has Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome? Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS) occurs when someone has a bone marrow failure in which the white blood cell (WBC) count is low so the body is not able to fight off infection and the red blood cell (RBC) count is low and they may also be larger than...

How Do Sickle Cells Differ From Normal Cells

A serious blood disorder called, Sickle Cell Anemia is characterized by “Sickle-shaped” red blood cells…they look like the letter C. These abnormal red blood cells are stiff and sticky and this is why they tend to form in clumps and get stuck in blood vessels as they stick together forming...

Anemia Facts

There are many facts about anemia that may be of interest to you if you or someone you know has one of the many types of anemia. Anemia is a blood disorder. When a person has anemia they have a lower than normal number of red blood cells. They may also not have enough hemoglobin in the blood cells....

The Big Deal About Primary Thrombocythemia

There is a blood disorder that can make an individual feel a tingling in the fingers, hands or feet as well as perhaps to feel a coldness in them too. They may feel dizzy, weak or fatigued. Primary thrombocythemia is a disorder in which the bone marrow produces too many platelets, which can lead to abnormal...

Blood Tests And Treatments Used To Treat Or Diagnose Blood Disorders

In the fight against blood diseases or blood disorders doctors use stem cell transplants, blood tests, blood transfusions and bone marrow tests as tools or treatments to aid patients who suffer from blood diseases or blood disorders. A blood and marrow stem cell transplant is used to replace the abnormal or...

Leukemia A Blood Disorder

Leukemia is a blood cancer in which there is an abnormal production or multiplication of blood cells, to be more specific white blood cells also called leukocytes. It belongs to a large group of blood disorders called “hematological neoplasms”. The symptoms that individuals may notice are night...

Understanding The Blood Disorder Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

It is sometimes difficult to understand disorders of the blood especially when it is also difficult to pronounce the name of the disorder. Take this one for instance and break it down by syllable and you have a pretty good grasp of how to pronounce it. Break the disorder down step-by-step and it can be...

Getting To Know About Hemolytic Anemia

Are you curious about what hemolytic anemia is? Do you have the condition or does someone you know have it? Hemolytic anemia is a blood condition in which there are not enough red blood cells in the blood of the individual. Different things including an infection, or certain medications can cause the lack...

The Lifelong Bleeding Disorder Known As Hemophilia

We all need blood in our bodies to survive. Those who suffer from hemophilia have a lifelong bleeding blood disorder that stops blood from clotting the right way. They don’t have the clotting factor, which is a protein in the blood that controls bleeding. When a person has an injury and is a...

Rare Blood Disorders

As with any type of medical condition or disease, there are some that are less common than others. That can certainly be the case with blood disorders as well. When you think of a blood disorder, you may think of the more common varieties. Anemia, hemophilia and perhaps even strokes come to mind. Yet, these...
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