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Hematology and Blood Disorders

A helpful look at the symptoms of acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Detailed information on acute myelogenous leukemia, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder. It is passed down from one or both parents through their genes. Learn about the4 types of alpha thalassemia, symptoms, treatment options, and more.

Aplastic anemia occurs when your bone marrow doesn’t make enough red and white blood cells, and platelets.

Hemolytic anemia is a disorder in which red blood cells are destroyed faster than they are made. Here's what you need to know.

The most common cause of anemia is a lack of iron. This is called iron deficiency.

Anemia is a common blood disorder. It occurs when you have fewer red blood cells than normal, or not enough hemoglobin in your blood. Here's what you need to know about this condition.

Detailed information on the different types of anemia, including aplastic anemia, anemia of folate deficiency, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, hemolytic anemia, iron deficiency anemia, megaloblastic anemia, and sickle cell disease

Vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia is a condition in which your body does not have enough healthy red blood cells, due to a lack (deficiency) of vitamin B-12. This vitamin is needed to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all parts of your body.

Beta thalassemia is a genetic disease inherited from one or both parents. Read on to learn more about the different forms of this disease, treatment, and more.

Detailed information on bleeding/clotting disorders, including hemophilia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and thrombosis

Detailed information on blood, including components of blood, functions of blood cells, and common blood tests.

Detailed information on blood donations and blood banking.

Detailed information on the most common blood disorders, including hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, thrombocythemia, leukemia, and lymphoma

Detailed information on bone marrow transplant, including preparation, types of transplant, transplant team, and possible procedure-related complications or side effects

If your healthcare provider thinks you might have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), you will need certain exams and tests to make sure.

Detailed information on symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Folate deficiency is the lack of folic acid in the blood. Folic acid is a B vitamin needed to make normal red blood cells. Low levels can cause megaloblastic anemia. Read on to learn more.

G6PD deficiency is an inherited condition. It is when the body doesn’t have enough of an enzyme called G6PD. Here's what you need to know about this condition.

Hereditary hemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders in the U.S. It causes your body to absorb too much iron from the food you eat. Read on to learn more.

Detailed information on hematology and blood disorders

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a blood disorder. With this disease, you have a lower amount of platelets than normal in your blood. Platelets are blood cell fragments that help with blood clotting. Having fewer platelets can cause easy bruising, bleeding gums, and internal bleeding.

Detailed information on leukemia in childhood, including symptoms, staging, diagnosis, and treatment

Detailed information on lymphomas, including Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that causes the body to make abnormal hemoglobin. This is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of your body. The damaged red blood cells block blood flow in small blood vessels. This causes pain and can damage major organs.

Detailed information about hematology and blood disorders, including blood donations, blood banking, blood transfusion, bone marrow transplantation, aplastic anemia, anemia of folate deficiency, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, hemolytic anem

Detailed information on thalassemias, including alpha thalassemia, beta thalassemia (Cooley's anemia)

Thrombocythemia is a disease in which your bone marrow makes too many platelets. Platelets are blood cell fragments that help with blood clotting. Having too many platelets makes it hard for your blood to clot normally. This can cause too much clotting or not enough clotting.

Thrombosis occurs when blood clots block your blood vessels. It may be caused by injury, immobility and other factors.

A blood transfusion is a procedure in which you receive blood or parts of blood through an IV (intravenous) line.

Polycythemia vera is a rare blood disorder in which there is an increase in all blood cells, particularly red blood cells. The increase in blood cells makes your blood thicker. This can lead to strokes or tissue and organ damage.

Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder. People with hemophilia can’t stop bleeding because they don’t have enough clotting factor in their blood. Clotting factors are needed for blood to clot. Blood clots to prevent excessive bleeding.

If you have hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, your immune system does not work normally. Certain white blood cells - histiocytes and lymphocytes - attack your other blood cells. These abnormal blood cells accumulate in your spleen and liver, causing these organs to enlarge.