Hematology is a medical specialty that deals with your blood. Your blood is made up of several different cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. The components of blood are produced in your bone marrow.
Blood is how all of the parts of your body get the nutrients they need in order to work properly. Your red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissue, while your white blood cells help fight infection. Platelets interact with clotting proteins to stop or prevent bleeding. The plasma is the watery part of your blood; it helps your blood cells move around your body.
Hematology includes the treatment of blood disorders and malignancies, including types of hemophilia, leukemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell anemia.
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