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Blood transfusion

Trusted information about blood transfusion including what it is and why people need to have donated blood.

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Blood types

Your blood type, or blood group, is decided by the genes you inherit from your parents. Being given the wrong type of blood can be very dangerous. Find out more about which blood types are the most common and how blood types respond with each other.

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Red blood cells

Red blood cells carry oxygen around your body and remove waste products. Learn about related health problems and how a healthy diet can help produce red blood cells.

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Iron deficiency treatments

Treatment of an iron deficiency depends on its cause, but will often involve bringing iron levels back to normal levels by eating differently, taking supplements or having transfusions.

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Thalassaemia

Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder that prevents a person from producing enough healthy haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and where to find support.

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Syphilis causes and diagnosis

Syphilis can be contracted by a variety of different causes and is diagnosed with a blood test. Learn more about the different causes of syphilis.

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Aortic valve replacement

The aortic valves are in the heart to keep blood flowing in the right direction. Valves may be faulty at birth, or become damaged due to illness. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.

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Sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder affecting red blood cells, it's most common and serious form is Sickle cell anaemia. People affected need ongoing treatment to avoid or manage episodes of pain and reduce their chances of infection.

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Thrombocytopenia

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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Hepatitis B

Trusted information on hepatitis B (hep B) including how it is spread, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, plus links to trusted resources.

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Ebola virus diagnosis and treatments

Trusted information about Ebola virus diagnosis and treatments, as well as what to do if you have been in West Africa.

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