White blood cells
White blood cells are a vital part of your immune system, detecting and dealing with infections. Find out more more about health problems involving white blood cells.
Red blood cells
Red blood cells carry oxygen around your body and transport carbon dioxide to the lungs. Learn about related health problems and how a healthy diet can help produce red blood cells.
Blood and blood vessels
The heart and the vessels that carry blood around the body together make up the cardiovascular system. Learn more about how it functions.
Your blood type, or blood group, is decided by the genes you inherit from your parents. Find out why being given the wrong type of blood can be very dangerous.
Full blood count
A full blood count is a common blood test for general health, which can also provide information about a range of conditions.
Australia relies on the generosity of donors who volunteer their time and blood. Learn from a trusted source about the blood donation process.
Blood in stool
Blood in your stool can indicate a more serious problem. If you see blood after a bowel movement, make sure you get it checked out. Find out more here.
Guide to blood testing
Blood tests can be used to assess your general health. Learn more about blood testing.
Blood tests A-Z
From the fasting blood glucose test to the prostate (PSA) test, there are many kinds of blood tests. Browse the index and learn how to prepare for your test.
Most blood clots aren’t harmful, but they can move through the body and affect your heart, lung or brain, which could be life threatening. Learn here how to recognise a blood clot.