Blood and Lymph System

The lymph system is a network of vessels and organs throughout the body. This network carries a fluid that contains special white blood cells called lymphocytes between the body tissues and the blood.

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant

What is a stem cell transplant? Most stem cells are in your bone marrow. You also have some that circulate from your marrow into your blood. Bone marrow stem cells turn into red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets to help your body stay healthy. If your bone marrow is damaged or destroyed, it can no longer make…

Anemia

What is anemia? Having anemia means you don’t have enough red blood cells . Your body needs these cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Anemia is fairly common. It’s often easily treated. Sometimes, though, it’s serious. What causes anemia? There are three main reasons why you might get anemia…

Anemia During Pregnancy

What is anemia during pregnancy? Anemia during a healthy pregnancy is common. Anemia means your red blood cell level is low. It can happen when you’re pregnant because your body is working hard to make more blood to help your baby grow. Sometimes anemia during pregnancy can be caused by other problems, including not…

Anemia of Chronic Disease (ACD)

What is anemia of chronic disease? Having anemia means you don’t have enough red blood cells . Your body needs these cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Sometimes a long-term disease keeps your body from making enough red blood cells. This is called anemia of chronic disease, or ACD. What…

Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease

What is anemia of chronic kidney disease? Anemia means that you do not have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to your body’s tissues. If your tissues and organs do not get enough oxygen, they cannot work as well as they should. Anemia is common in people who have chronic kidney…