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Anemia
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Anemia
Anemia
Anemia Anemia is a disorder caused by other various diseases, which is very common among Americans; in fact, it is the most common blood disorder in the United States, affecting over 3.4 million Americans! Anemia is a deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number. As the number of red blood cells decreases, the heart has to work harder and pump more oxygenated blood throughout the body. This ca
Anemia
Anemia
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Blood Transfusion
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LEUKEMIA
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Sickle Cell Disease
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Aplastic anemia is a disease of the bone marrow the organ that produce
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Leukemia is a disease that affects blood forming tissues mainly bone m
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Alternative names
Alternative names
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