Leukemia

Transfusions 101

What is a transfusion? And when does one receive a transfusion? A transfusion is the process of giving someone various blood components from a donor. Blood cannot be manufactured and it can only come from generous donors. About 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the US. Red blood cells are your body’s…

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Leukemia

What is Leukemia? Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It usually develops in the bone marrow- the spongy tissue inside the bones. The bone marrow is the “factory“ which produces all the cells in our blood. Here is a diagram of blood cell production with the different types of…

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