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  • Hepatitis C for Teens

    The hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through blood or other body fluids, and can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The most common way people become infected is by sharing drug paraphernalia.

  • A to Z: Beta Thalassemia for Parents

    Learn about genetic disorders and diseases and conditions that affect the blood.

  • Hemolytic Anemia for Parents

    Hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that happens when red blood cells break down faster than the body can make them.

  • Blood for Teens

    Find out about the mysterious, life-sustaining fluid called blood.

  • Aplastic Anemia for Parents

    Aplastic anemia happens when the body can't make enough blood cells. A person can develop anemia, infections, and bleeding. Treatments can help with most kinds of aplastic anemia.

  • Anemia for Teens

    Anemia is common in teens because they undergo rapid growth spurts, when the body needs more nutrients like iron. Learn about anemia and how it's treated.

  • Blood for Parents

    Here are the basics about the life-sustaining fluid called blood.

  • G6PD Deficiency for Parents

    G6PD deficiency an inherited condition in which someone doesn't have enough of the enzyme G6PD, which protects red blood cells.

  • Central Lines (Central Venous Catheters) for Parents

    A central line, or central venous catheter, is much longer than a regular IV. Doctors use them to give medicine, fluids, blood, or nutrition to patients.

  • Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency for Parents

    Pyruvate kinase deficiency is a condition that can lead to anemia. Most people with the condition lead a healthy life.