Blood Disorders

Blood Disorders

The blood carries oxygen to the tissues of the body, and takes away wastes, like carbon dioxide. Blood is made of a pale fluid (plasma), red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets. Since blood performs many different functions, there are many different types of blood disorders.

This topic of children's blood includes:

  • aplastic anemia
  • bleeding disorders
  • clotting disorders
  • bone marrow transplant
  • Cooley's anemia or Thalassemia
  • graft versus host disease
  • hemophilia
  • idiopathic or immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • neutropenia
  • sickle cell anemia
  • thrombosis
  • umbilical cord blood transplant

More information

About Blood Cells - English | Spanish

Blood Transfusions - English | Spanish

Bone Marrow Aspiration - English | Spanish

Ferrous Sulfate or Iron - English | Spanish | Arabic

Food for Children Getting Cancer Treatments - English | Spanish

How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection - English | Spanish

How to Give Epoetin Through a Catheter - English | Spanish

Stem Cell Transplant Family Handbook - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information:

AA & MDSIF - Aplastic Anemia & MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndromes) International Foundation, Inc.

Anemia - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Bleeding Disorders - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Cooley's Anemia Foundation - Cooley's Anemia and other forms of the genetic blood disorder, thalassemia

FA Research - Fanconi Anemia Research Fund

Facts about Sickle Cell Anemia - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

NHF - National Hemophilia Foundation

SCDAA - Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc

Sickle Cell Information Center - The Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Grady Health System and other sponsors

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