Red Cell Disorders
This information is here to provide patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) a brief guide to the condition and other and cell disorders. You can also find useful links and information provided by other services
Blood cell disorders
A blood cell disorder is a condition in which there’s a problem with your red blood cells, white blood cells, or the smaller circulating cells called platelets, which are critical for clot formation. All three cell types form in the bone marrow, which is the soft tissue inside your bones. Red blood cells transport oxygen to your body’s organs and tissues. White blood cells help your body fight infections. Platelets help your blood to clot. Blood cell disorders impair the formation and function of one or more of these types of blood cells. Red blood cell disorders affect the body’s red blood cells. These are cells in your blood that carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. There are a variety of these disorders, which can affect both children and adults. Blood disorders that affect red blood cells include: SCD, Thalassaemia & rare inherited anaemia.
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