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Blood disorders

Information on blood disorders, plus links to trusted resources.

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Blood coagulation disorders

Information about blood coagulation disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to haemophilia.

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What is a haematologist?

A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats conditions that affect the blood – such as leukaemia and haemophilia – and the organs that make the blood.

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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 developing blood clots or having problems during pregnancy. Learn more here.

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What causes leukaemia?

Doctors are not sure what causes leukaemia. But there are risk factors to be considered. Learn more about the risk factors.

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Bleeding disorders

Trusted information about bleeding disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on women with bleeding disorders.

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Blood platelet disorders

Trusted information about blood platelet disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

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Haemolytic uraemic syndrome

Links to trusted information about haemolytic uraemic syndrome.

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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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