Blood transfusion is a safe procedure. Find out about the different types, why you might need a blood transfusion and what happens when you receive it.
This inherited blood disorder prevents someone from making enough healthy haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body, but it may not need treatment.
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.
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.
Syphilis causes and diagnosis
Syphilis can be contracted by a variety of different causes and is diagnosed with a blood test. Learn more about the different causes of syphilis.
Australia relies on the generosity of donors who volunteer their time and blood. Learn from a trusted source about the blood donation process.
Drugs in sport
Using drugs to give you an edge in sports performance can also affect your health. Find out about what damage drugs can do to your health by reading our page.
Human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a virus that infects T-cells, white blood cells that form part of the immune system. Learn more here.
Sickle cell anaemia
Sickle cell anaemia is the most common and most serious form of sickle cell disease, in which the body produces too much red blood cells that are unstable.
Iron studies are blood tests that look at how much iron is in your blood and other cells. Too little or too much iron can cause problems.