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Blood disorders

Information on blood disorders, plus links to trusted resources.

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Thalassaemia

This inherited blood disorder prevents someone from making enough healthy haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body, but it may not need treatment.

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Blood coagulation disorders

Trusted information about blood coagulation disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to haemophilia.

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Blood platelet disorders

Trusted information about blood platelet disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a blood disorder that increases the risk of developing blood clots or having problems during pregnancy. Learn more here.

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What is a haematologist?

A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats conditions that affect the blood – such as leukaemia and haemophilia – and the organs that make the blood.

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Bleeding disorders

Trusted information about bleeding disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on women with bleeding disorders.

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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.

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Diagnosis of eating disorders

To diagnose an eating disorder, a doctor will need to assess your condition before referring you to the services you will need for recovery.

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Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery

Medical treatments to prevent stroke include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or clotting. Find out more here.

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