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Blood disorders

Blood is made up of liquids (called plasma) and solids consisting of red and white blood cells and platelets.

Disruption of the plasma, cells or platelets affects blood function. Blood disorders can be inherited, or caused by other problems like lack of nutrients in the diet (anaemia) and cancers (leukaemia). Follow the links below to find trusted information about blood disorders.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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Anaemia

Anaemia describes a condition where there is a low red blood cell count or low haemoglobin level.

Read more on WA Health website

Vidaza | myVMC

Vidaza is used to treat blood disorders such as chronic myelodysplastic disease, leukaemia and anaemia. It contains azacitidine.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia - Information & Support - CanTeen

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) is a rare type of cancer of the white blood cells. Learn more about causes, diagnosis and treatments with CanTeen.

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All About Anaemia

Anaemia means that there are not enough red blood cells in the blood.

Read more on Kidney Health Australia website

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia - Information & Support - CanTeen

Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) develops when damaged myeloid white blood cells grow out of control. Learn more about causes and treatments with CanTeen.

Read more on CanTeen website

Sickle Cell Anaemia | myVMC

Sickle cell anaemia is a blood disorder characterised by sickle-shaped red blood cells and abnormal haemoglobin, the protein which transports oxygen.

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Iron deficiency anaemia in children - myDr.com.au

Iron deficiency anaemia is often due to insufficient iron in the diet. Find out about prevention and treatment.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia | myVMC

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia is a type of bone marrow cancer which disrupts the normal balance of red and white blood cells and platelets.

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Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) | myVMC

Acute myeloid leukaemia arises in the precursors of myeloid cells in bone marrow. In normal circumstances these form white blood cells.

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Anaemia (low red blood cells) information on video | myVMC

Anaemia is a condition characterised by low concentration of red cells which transport oxygen in the blood. It causes fatigue or tiredness.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

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