Hematology and Blood Disorders

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  1. Alpha Thalassemia in Children

    Detailed information on alpha thalassemia, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  2. Anemia

    Detailed information on anemia, including symptoms, diagnosis, causes, types, and treatment

  3. Aplastic Anemia in Children

    Detailed information on aplastic anemia, including cause, symptom, diagnosis, and treatment

  4. Beta Thalassemia (Cooley's Anemia) in Children

    Detailed information on beta thalassemia (Cooley's anemia), including diagnosis and treatment

  5. Bleeding Disorders

    Detailed information on bleeding disorders, including Hemophilia and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura

  6. Blood Clotting Disorders in Children

    Clotting disorders are a group of conditions in which people are more likely than normal to experience excessive clotting. The medical term for this is thrombophilia. These disorders may first be spotted in childhood but are usually identified in adolescence and young adulthood.

  7. Blood Donations / Blood Banking

    Detailed information on blood donations and blood banking

  8. Blood Donations and Blood Banking

    Detailed information on blood donations and blood banking

  9. Cord Blood Banking

    Cord blood banking is an option for parents who want to preserve the blood of the umbilical cord and placenta of their baby as “insurance” to help with possible future medical needs of their child.

  10. Diagnosing Anemia in Children

    In most cases, anemia can be diagnosed with a few simple blood tests. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all infants be given a blood test to look for anemia at 6 months, 9 months, or 12 months of age.

  11. Diamond Blackfan Anemia

    Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder that is usually diagnosed in children during their first year of life. Children with DBA do not make enough red blood cells – the cells that carry oxygen to all other cells in the body.

  12. Fanconi Anemia

    Fanconi anemia is a blood disorder in which the bone marrow doesn’t make enough blood cells or makes abnormal types of blood cells.

  13. Glossary - Hematology and Blood Disorders in Children

    Online medical glossary of terms relating to hematology and blood disorders written for patients and consumers

  14. Hemoglobin C Disease

    Most people carry hemoglobin A in their red blood cells. Those who carry hemoglobin C, considered an abnormal variation, may develop hemoglobin C disease. This blood disorder develops because the red blood cells break down earlier than they should, leaving too few in the blood and leading to mild anemia.

  15. Hemoglobin E Trait

    Many people with hemoglobin E trait have no symptoms. Those with more severe hemoglobin E-related disorders may experience mild thalassemia, or anemialike symptoms, but even these are rare.

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