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Blood disorders

Blood disorders range from mild to life-threatening, and it is important to see a health professional if you suspect you may have one. Learn more about them here.

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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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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a blood disorder that increases the risk of blood clots and pregnancy complications. Learn more here.

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Sickle cell anaemia

Sickle cell anaemia is the most common and serious form of sickle cell disease, in which the body produces too many unstable red blood cells.

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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.

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Blood clots

A blood clot can affect your heart, lung or brain, which could be life-threatening. Learn how to recognise the signs of a blood clot.

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Thrombosis

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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Neutropenia

Neutropenia is a condition in which there aren’t enough neutrophils which can lead to an increased risk of bacterial infections. Learn more about neutropenia.

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Fifth disease (Slapped cheek disease)

Fifth disease or 'slapped cheek disease' is a fairly mild viral illness that appears as a red rash that makes children’s cheeks look like they’ve been slapped.

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Prolonged erection

A prolonged erection occurs when blood in the penis becomes trapped and cannot circulate. This condition can be painful and can sometimes be caused by medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction. Learn more about prolonged erection here.

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