Conditions

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Anemia (hemolytic)

Hemolytic anemia is a disorder in which the red blood cells are destroyed faster than the bone marrow can produce them.

Anemia (megaloblastic or pernicious)

Megaloblastic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by very large red blood cells. In addition to the cells being large, the inner contents of each cell are not completely developed.

Anemia (aplastic)

Aplastic anemia occurs when the bone marrow produces too few of all types of blood cells: red cells, white cells, and platelets. 

Hemophilia

Children with hemophilia lack the ability to stop bleeding because of the low levels, or complete absence, of specific proteins (called “factors”) in their blood that are necessary for clotting. 

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body).

Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited disorder that affects the production of normal hemoglobin (a type of protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues in the body).