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Blood Disorders

Descriptions of problems with the things that make up blood, such as red blood cells, white cells, platelets, plasma, and enzymes that control what the blood does. Links to sites offering information and support.
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  2. Multiple Myeloma
  3. Myeloproliferative Disorder

Aplastic Anemia
Article describes aplastic anemia, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Blackfan Diamond Anemia
Article describes the disorder, its symptoms, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Blood Cell Cancers
Information about different types of blood cell cancers, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

Fanconi Anemia
"Crossing the Line in Baby-Making?" looks at a family who selected an embryo and had a baby specifically for his ability to donate bone marrow to his older sister with Fanconi anemia. Describes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Fanconi anemia. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Christmas Disease and Hemophilia
Christmas disease is a form of hemophilia named after the 10-year-old boy with the disease whom researchers studied in 1952 in Oxford, England. Learn about the long history of hemophilia and the different types in this article. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Information about idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, also called immune thromobocytopenic purpura, including the types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Article describes myelodysplastic sydrome (MDS), its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
Article describes paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing research.

POEMS Syndrome
Information about POEMS syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Sickle Cell Anemia
Information about sickle cell anemia including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Treatments for Sickle Cell Anemia
Learn about medications now on the market, those in development, and the directions for future research about sickle cell anemia. (Second of two, from the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.)

Article looks at the thalassemia disorders, their symptoms, diagnosis, and research for new treatments. From the About.com Guide to Rare/Orphan Diseases.

NHF: von Willebrand Disease
Information on the disorder from the National Hemophilia Foundation.

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