Treatments & Specialties

Blood Disorders

Blood

Blood is composed of a variety of cells that are produced within bone marrow. There are red blood cells, which transport oxygen around the body; white blood cells, which defend against infection; and platelets, which help to control bleeding. The branch of medicine relating to diseases of the blood and bone marrow is called haematology. As blood performs a vital function throughout the entire body, haematology plays a key role in the treatment of a wide range of diseases. 

Disorders treated 

London Bridge Hospital has the expertise and equipment to provide effective treatments for a large number of disorders that can impact on blood cells, including:

  • Anaemia 

This is when a patient has a low level of red blood cells, leading to an inadequate oxygen supply around the body.

  • Differential test

A differential test is a white blood cell analysis to diagnose an illness affecting the immune system.

  • Haemophilia

Haemophilia is a genetic disease that causes the blood to be unable to clot normally.

  • Hughes Syndrome

This is when clots (thromboses) develop in blood vessels.

  • Leukaemia

A malignant condition affecting immature blood-forming cells in the bone marrow.

 

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