Blood Disorders Affecting Red Blood Cells

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Blood Disorders Affecting Red Blood Cells

THALASSAEMIA

Thalassaemiais the name of a group of genetic blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body. The disorder results in the body not producing enough haemoglobin and red blood cells making them dependent on life-long blood transfusions. Read More..

SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA

Sickle Cell Anaemia is an inherited condition that affects the red blood cells. Normally, the red blood cells are flexible and round so that they can easily move through our blood vessels. In Sickle Cell Anaemia, the red blood cells become rigid and sticky, and are shaped like sickles or crescent moons. These irregularly shaped cells get stuck in some blood vessels slowing or blocking the flow of blood and oxygen to parts of the body. Read More..

APLASTIC ANAEMIA

Aplastic Anaemia, also known as Bone Marrow Failure, is a type of rare, but treatable type of anaemia. In this condition, the bone marrow doesn’t make enough new blood cells – red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Sometimes, the bone marrow stops making just one type, but more often, the body becomes low on all three types of blood cells. Read More..