Blood Cells

Blood cells fall into three general categories: Red blood cells – Erythrocytes White blood cells – Leucocytes Platelets – Thrombocytes Together, these three kinds of blood cells add up to a total 45% of the blood tissue by volume, with the remaining 55% of the volume composed of plasma, the liquid component of blood. This volume percentage hematocrit is measured […]

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Scope of hematology

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. Some of the diseases treated by hematologists include: Anemias e.g. iron deficiency anemia. Polycythemia or excess production of red blood cells. Myelofibrosis. Leukemia. Platelet and bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic […]

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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. Haematologists investigate, diagnose and treat diseases such as anaemia, leukaemia and lymphoma. They also care for patients with blood-clotting abnormalities and are responsible for ensuring that blood transfusions are safe and available when they […]

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