THALASSEMIA

  A hereditary blood disorder affecting hemoglobin, the molecule that carries oxygen. At About Thalassemia (part of Cooley’s Anemia Foundation) patients can find general information about the different types of Thalassemia. is... Read more »

POLYCYTHEMIA VERA

POLYCYTHEMIA VERA Polycythemia vera is a condition characterized by an increased number of red blood cells in the bloodstream. Affected individuals may also have excess white blood cells and blood clotting cells... Read more »

MALARIA

MALARIA Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) Malaria is a serious disease that causes a high fever and... Read more »

SICKLE CELL ANEMIA

SICKLE CELL ANEMIA Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is an inherited disorder of the red blood cells that causes them to change from their normal shape, carry less oxygen, and die sooner than... Read more »

AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a group of disorders characterized by a malfunction of the immune system that produces autoantibodies, which attack red blood cells as if they were substances... Read more »

ANEMIA OF CHRONIC DISEASE

Anemia of chronic disease Anemia of chronic disease is a condition that can be associated with many different underlying disorders including chronic illnesses such as cancer, certain infections, and autoimmune and inflammatory... Read more »

APLASTIC ANEMIA

APLASTIC ANEMIA Aplastic anemia is a disorder of the hematopoietic stem cell that results in a loss of blood cell precursors, hypoplasia or aplasia of bone marrow, and cytopenias in two or... Read more »

IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA

IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA Iron-deficiency anemia. Iron-deficiency anemia, also spelled iron-deficiency anaemia, is anemia caused by a lack of iron. Anemia is defined as a decrease in the number of red blood cells... Read more »

PERNICIOUS ANEMIA

PERNICIOUS ANEMIA Vitamin B₁₂ deficiency anemia, of which pernicious anemia is a type, is a disease in which not enough red blood cells are present due to a lack of vitamin B₁₂.... Read more »