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Blood transfusion

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.

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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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Blood types

You inherit your blood type from your parents. Learn more about blood types and why receiving the wrong type of blood can be dangerous.

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Red blood cells

Red blood cells carry oxygen around your body and transport carbon dioxide to your lungs. Learn more about how your red blood cells work.

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Intravenous (IV) Iron Infusion

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B can lead to liver damage over time. If you have hepatitis B, it is important to protect others from infection. Find out how.

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Ebola virus

Ebola virus disease is a rare but often fatal illness. Find out more about Ebola transmission (spread), symptoms and treatment options.

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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is a common type of leukaemia that often progresses slowly without any symptoms and often doesn’t need treatment.

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G6PD deficiency

G6PD deficiency or 'favism' is a genetic disorder. It leads to red blood cell breakdown upon exposure to certain triggers, but can be managed.

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Elective splenectomy

An elective splenectomy is usually recommended for certain problems with your blood and to remove the life-threatening risk of your spleen rupturing.

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