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.
Your blood type, or blood group, is decided by the genes you inherit from your parents. Find out why being given the wrong type of blood can be very dangerous.
This inherited blood disorder prevents someone from making enough healthy haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body, but it may not need treatment.
Red blood cells
Red blood cells carry oxygen around your body and transport carbon dioxide to the lungs. Learn about related health problems and how a healthy diet can help produce red blood cells.
Australia relies on the generosity of donors who volunteer their time and blood. Learn from a trusted source about the blood donation process.
Human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a virus that infects T-cells, white blood cells that form part of the immune system. Learn more here.
Sickle cell anaemia
Sickle cell anaemia is the most common and most serious form of sickle cell disease, in which the body produces too much red blood cells that are unstable.
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.
Ebola is a rare and often fatal illness. Learn about the Ebola virus, who’s at risk, symptoms and treatment options.
Hepatitis C is a virus that can cause serious liver disease in an infected person. The hepatitis C virus is usually transmitted when blood from an infected person enters the bloodstream of another person.