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Blood transfusion

Every week, Australia needs 27,000 donations from volunteers to ensure there is an adequate supply of blood and blood products for those who need it.

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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 types

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.

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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.

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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.

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Iron deficiency treatments

Treatment of an iron deficiency depends on its cause, but will often involve bringing iron levels back to normal levels by eating differently, supplements or transfusions.

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B can lead to liver damage over time. If it turns out you have hepatitis B, it is important to protect others from infection. Find out how.

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Thrombocytopenia

In thrombocytopenia (also spelt thrombocytopaenia), platelets are low in number, which can result in bleeding problems. Learn more about its causes and symptoms.

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Blood donation

Australia relies on the generosity of donors who volunteer their time and blood. Learn from a trusted source about the blood donation process.

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HTLV-1 infection

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.

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