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Blood and blood vessels

Blood flows through blood vessels to carry oxygen, nutrients and waste around the body. Find out about different types of vessels and role of blood.

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Red blood cells

Red blood cells carry oxygen around your body and transport carbon dioxide to your lungs. Learn more about how your red blood cells work.

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White blood cells

White blood cells are part of your immune system. They help detect and deal with infections. Learn about health problems involving white blood cells.

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Blood types

You inherit your blood type from your parents. Learn more about blood types and why receiving the wrong type of blood can be dangerous.

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Full blood count (FBC)

A full blood count is a common blood test for general health, which can also provide information about a range of conditions.

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Blood donation

Australia relies on the generosity of donors who volunteer their time and blood. Learn more about the blood donation process and how to donate.

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Blood clots

Blood clots can cause different problems depending on where they are in your body. A blood clot can affect your heart, lung or brain, which could be life-threatening. Learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a blood clot.

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Folate blood test

Folate is an important nutrient for making red blood cells. The folate blood test checks whether you have enough folate in your blood.

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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.

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Blood in semen

Blood in your semen (haematospermia) can be alarming, but it is usually not serious. It will pass within a few days. Find out about blood in semen.

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