Hemophilia

This inherited lifelong condition affects the blood clotting factors in some people. OVERVIEW Haemophilia is a lifelong blood clotting disorder, able to be managed with treatment. It is hereditary (X-linked recessive) and most usually only males suffer the symptoms. Haemophilia is caused by lack ...

Thalassaemia

What is thalassemia? Thalassemia is a name for a group of inherited blood disorders. When you have thalassemia, your body makes fewer red blood cells and less haemoglobin than normal. Haemoglobin is an iron-rich protein in red blood cells. It allows the red blood cells to carry oxygen from...

Leukemia

What is leukemia? Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or blood cells. There are several types of leukemia and these are classified by how quickly they progress and what cell they affect. In order to understand how leukemia affects the cells, it is helpful to first understand what normal blood cell...

Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects the immune system – specifically, it is a cancer of immune cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. There are two broad types of lymphoma and many subtypes. The two types of lymphoma are described as: Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s. Lymphoma can ...