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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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Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)

Learn about thrombosis with thrombocytopenia, a rare blood-clotting syndrome linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, including symptoms and treatment.

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Thrombosis, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is where a blood clot forms in a vein or artery. Learn about the risk factors and how to prevent it.

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Blood clots

Most blood clots aren’t harmful, but they can move through the body and affect your heart, lung or brain, which could be life threatening. Learn here how to recognise a blood clot.

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Getting the COVID-19 vaccination

Find out who can get the COVID-19 vaccine, including whether it's safe for pregnant women or older people, and when and where you can get vaccinated.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health advice on COVID-19, including when to get tested or self-isolate, symptoms, how to avoid infection, physical distancing and restrictions.

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Blood transfusion

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.

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D-dimer test

The D-dimer test is a blood test that checks for, or monitors, blood-clotting problems. Find out what a positive result means for you.

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Rubella (German measles)

Rubella (also known as German measles) is best prevented by the MMR vaccination. Learn more about its distinctive rash, other symptoms and treatments.

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7 reasons people don't get COVID-19 vaccinations, and why you should — right now

You, or someone you know, may be hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Here, some common concerns are addressed, including about the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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