Blood Cells

Blood cells begin their life in the bone marrow as stem cells, and they mature into three main types of cells Red blood cells (RBCs), White blood cells (WBCs), and Platelets. The average human adult has more than 5 liters of blood in his or her body. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to living cells and takes away their waste […]

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Scope of hematology

Hematology is the study of blood, blood forming tissues and organs, and blood disorders. Hematology is practiced by specialists in the field who deal with the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of people with blood disorders ranging from anemia to blood cancer. Because blood runs through every organ and tissue in the body, hematology has an enormous ripple effect extending […]

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What is Hematology?

Hematology is a branch of medicine concerning the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. The word (heme) comes from the Greek for blood. The history of hematology dates back to ancient Egypt and the use of blood-letting tools. A major breakthrough in the study of blood occurred in 1642 when Anthony van Leeuwenhoek built a microscope and identified blood […]

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