Your blood is living tissue made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Blood diseases and disorders affect one or more parts of the blood and prevent your blood from doing its job. Many blood diseases and disorders are caused by genes. Other causes include other diseases, side effects of medicines, and a lack of certain nutrients in your diet. Common blood disorders include anemia and bleeding disorders such as hemophilia.
Blood Disease Topics
- Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
- Anemia as a Complication of Chronic Kidney Disease (for Health Care Professionals)
- Anemia of Inflammation and Chronic Disease
- Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
- Immune Thrombocytopenia
- Iron-Deficiency Anemia
- Pernicious Anemia
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Sickle Cell Trait and Other Hemoglobinopathies and Diabetes (for Health Care Professionals)