A group of disorders that afflict red blood cells, anemia affects a red blood cell’s ability to transport gases.
A cancer of red bone marrow that causes a significant increase in circulating white blood cells (leukocytes).
A mosquito-borne disease that first infects the liver, from there the infection spreads to red blood cells. Malaria is caused by a parasite that is transmitted via mosquitoes.
When organisms, such as bacteria, get into the circulating blood and cause a system-wide infection.
Classified as hemolytic anemia, sickle cell anemia is caused by a genetic mutation that causes an abnormality in hemoglobin structure. The abnormal hemoglobin crystallizes and changes the shape of red blood cells from a short biconcave disk into a long sickle shaped cell.
A general term to describe blood poisoning.