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