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Blood disorders

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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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Diamond Blackfan Anaemia | Leukaemia Foundation

Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder that occurs when the bone marrow fails to make enough red blood cells.

Read more on Leukaemia Foundation website

All About Anaemia

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

Read more on Kidney Health Australia website

Aplastic Anaemia

Aplastic Anaemia is a rare disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce enough blood cells. Not cancer, it can be very serious. Visit us to find out more.

Read more on Leukaemia Foundation website

Sickle cell anaemia information | myVMC

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

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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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.

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Iron deficiency anaemia (anemia) information | myVMC

Iron deficiency anaemia is a blood disorder in which haemoglobin, used for transporting oxygen, declines due to low levels of iron in the blood.

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Thalassaemia (Mediterranean anaemia; Cooleys anemia)

Thalassaemia is a genetic blood disorder characterised by abnormal production of haemoglobin, the blood cells which transport oxygen.

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Aplastic anaemia diagnosis | Leukaemia Foundation

Aplastic anaemia is diagnosed by examining samples of your blood and bone marrow.

Read more on Leukaemia Foundation website

Anaemia

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

Read more on WA Health website

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