Hereditary Spherocytosis for Parents
Hereditary spherocytosis is an inherited blood disorder. Treatments can help with symptoms.
Hepatitis C for Teens
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through blood or other body fluids, and can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The most common way people become infected is by sharing drug paraphernalia.
Blood for Teens
Find out about the mysterious, life-sustaining fluid called blood.
Hemolytic Anemia for Parents
Hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that happens when red blood cells break down faster than the body can make them.
Aplastic Anemia for Parents
Aplastic anemia happens when the body can't make enough blood cells. A person can develop anemia, infections, and bleeding. Treatments can help with most kinds of aplastic anemia.
Malaria for Parents
Malaria - a common infection in hot, tropical areas - is a leading cause of death worldwide. But if diagnosed early and treated, it can be cured.
Anemia for Teens
Anemia is common in teens because they undergo rapid growth spurts, when the body needs more nutrients like iron. Learn about anemia and how it's treated.
G6PD Deficiency for Parents
G6PD deficiency an inherited condition in which someone doesn't have enough of the enzyme G6PD, which protects red blood cells.
Blood for Parents
Here are the basics about the life-sustaining fluid called blood.
Central Lines (Central Venous Catheters) for Parents
A central line, or central venous catheter, is much longer than a regular IV. Doctors use them to give medicine, fluids, blood, or nutrition to patients.