Blood disorders

Sickle cell treatment

Sickle cell is a form of anemia, whereby there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry enough oxygen throughout the body. In a healthy body, the red blood cells are extremely flexible and able to easily move through your blood vessels. However if you are suffering from sickle cell anemia, red blood cells will […]

Bone marrow transplant

A bone marrow transplant is aimed at delivering healthy bone marrow stem cells into a patient. Should somebody have bone marrow that is either not working or that has been destroyed by radiation or chemotherapy, this can be replaced via a transplant. Bone marrow can best be described as the soft, fatty tissue that is […]

Myelodysplastic syndrome

Myelodysplastic syndrome is a condition in which there is an abnormality of the bone marrow. This abnormality causes an inadequate production of blood cells in the bone marrow. When the term Myelodysplastic Syndrome it always means that it has to do with healthy or low red blood cell production. Myelodysplastic Syndrome can happen to people […]

Symptoms of anemia

When it comes to anemia, there are a number of different symptoms. These symptoms actually vary according to the specific type of anemia you have, although many types share some common symptoms. You may also experience a number of symptoms based on the underlying cause of your anemia. These causes can include things like ulcers, […]


Thalassemia is a condition which consists of a multitude of hereditarily attracted health disorders. The condition is existent when there are complications with the natural production of hemoglobin. This relates to the hemoglobin genes so the condition could be passed through the family. Thalassemia is usually inherited so in an attempt to diagnose the condition […]

Sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia is type of anemia that is inherited. It is passed down from two parents who carry the sickle cell trait. In this type of anemia the red blood cells are formed in an abnormal shape which can cause a myriad of problems for the person who suffers with this type of disease. […]

Haemophilia A

Haemophilia is an inherited disorder associated with serious disorder of the blood clotting factors. Haemopholia has two forms. Haemophlia A and Haemophilia B. Haemophilia A is the most common form. This disorder is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait and affects the clotting factors VIII and IX. The gene for haemophilia A is found in […]

Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. It affects as many as 20% of all women, 3% of all men, and up to 50% of all pregnant women. Infants, children and adolescents are at high risk of developing this disorder due to their high rate of growth. Iron deficiency anemia is a […]


When many people hear “leukemia” they may automatically think of it as a disease only children get. This is not the case because leukemia is cancer of the blood cells which are made in the bone marrow and everyone has bone marrow. Blood cells include the white blood cells that fight infection, red blood cells […]

Anemia treatment

The human body may look simple from the outside, but on the inside—underneath all those clothes, that makeup, and that skin, lies a complex network of veins and arteries; these vessels are delicate and intricate, and they are responsible for keeping all of your organs functioning and keeping you alive. The Importance of Your Blood […]