When Your Child Has A Rare Blood Disorder

No one wants the child they give birth to, to have a rare blood disorder, yet it happens. Children are not supposed to get sick, and they never are supposed to die before the parents, yet they do. When your child has a rare blood disorder many things go through your mind but the thing that sounds the...

Your Child And Hemophilia

When you learn your child has hemophilia, you may have many questions. You may wonder about treatment options. You may worry about how you and your child will cope with the disease. You might wonder if your child can live a normal and productive life. The answer to those questions can be directly related to...

Blood Clotting Disorders Explored

There are many causes of blood clotting disorders that are important to explore. Blood clots are how our blood deals with injury to blood vessels. The bleeding process needs to be stopped if the individual is to survive, so the ability of the blood to clot is essential for life. If our bodies could not clot...

Spherocytosis A Blood Abnormality

In case you have never heard of spherocytosis before or have been newly diagnosed, spherocytosis is an abnormality in the red blood cell (RBC) membrane. The abnormality within the membranes cause the normal flattened indented disks to look more like sphere-shaped cells. These abnormal red blood cells also...

Do You Know About Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is perhaps the most well known of the blood disorders. It is a serious blood disorder. The red blood cell of the individual with this disorder, have a sickle shape to them and can move easily through the blood vessels of your body. The hemoglobin in these sickle cells is abnormal causing...

Can You Tell Me About Hemolytic Anemia

A rare form of anemia, a blood disorder is hemolytic anemia. This form of anemia is when red blood cells are destroyed or removed from the bloodstream before they usually have served their full lifespan. They typically live for 120 days. When an individual has hemolytic anemia, the body is removing the red...

Treatment For Anemia

There are many causes of anemia and each individual case will require a different type of treatment. Before you can begin treatment for your condition, it is important that you get the correct diagnosis. First of all, you will need to go to the doctor and have the correct diagnosis. Your health care...

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...

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...
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