Anaemia is a lack of red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs around the body. It's important treat the cause of the anaemia.
This inherited blood disorder prevents someone from making enough healthy haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body, but it may not need treatment.
Find out about the HbA1c test — a type of blood test used to help diagnose diabetes and monitor blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
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.
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.
Iron is an essential mineral for our bodies and when iron levels are too low it can cause anaemia. Read about how low levels of iron can lead to health problems.
Blood and blood vessels
Blood flowing through the blood vessels carries oxygen, nutrients and waste around the body. Find out the components of blood.
Sickle cell anaemia
Sickle cell anaemia is the most common and serious form of sickle cell disease. Read more about sickle cell anaemia and how it is treated.
Australia relies on the generosity of donors who volunteer their time and blood. Learn more about the blood donation process and how to donate.
How colds and flu impact blood donations — and how you can help
Up to 1,400 people per day are cancelling their blood donation appointments, following an early start to the cold and flu season. Here's how your donation can help.