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.
Anaemia medicine is mostly used to treat iron-deficiency anaemia. Learn how this medicine works, who takes it and associated side effects.
Iron is an essential mineral for your body. Low iron levels can cause anaemia. Read about how iron deficiency can lead to health problems.
How to meet your iron needs - infographic
Need help getting enough iron? Check out this infographic to ensure you get an adequate iron intake with a balanced diet.
Foods high in iron
The best sources of iron are animal-based foods like meat and eggs (called 'haem iron'), but many plant-based foods also contain (non-haem) iron.
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.
G6PD deficiency or 'favism' is a genetic disorder. It leads to red blood cell breakdown upon exposure to certain triggers, but can be managed.
Women don't need to 'put up' with heavy periods
Heavy menstrual bleeding affects 1 in 4 Australian women, but treatment is available. There's no need to suffer in silence.
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome is a rare, life-threatening illness where your kidneys stop working properly, most common in children under 5 years.
This inherited blood disorder prevents someone from making enough healthy haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body, but it may not need treatment.