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Resources for hematology and blood disorders.
Thankfully, medical advancements have made many hematological diseases something to live with, rather than die from. And sometimes the diseases are even easily manageable, as with the factor XII deficiency at the heart of this month's Puzzler. These links provide practitioners and patients with information on the various types of blood diseases that children might face.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia: http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=775c061585f70110VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD&vgnextchannel=bc4fbfe82e118010VgnVCM1000000e2015acRCRD
An information page from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/ALLinchildren
An information page from the National Cancer Institute.
Aplastic Anemia: http://www.chw.org/display/PPF/DocID/21856/router.asp
An information page from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Blood Tests: http://www.childrensnyp.org/mschony/P01769.html
An information page from Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian.
Chronic Neutropenia: http://www.texaschildrenshospital.com/Parents/TipsArticles/AcrobatDisplay.aspx?fid=79
A downloadable PDF brochure from Texas Children's Hospital of Houston.
Complete Blood Count: http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cbc/test.html
An information page on this common blood test from Lab Tests Online.
Donate Now!: http://www.redcross.org/donate/give/
An information page from the American Red Cross about blood donation.
Fanconi Anemia: http://www.fanconi.org/aboutfa/FA.htm
An information page from the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc.
Iron-Deficiency Anemia: http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/hematology/ironanem.html
An information page from the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital of Stanford.
Hemolytic Anemia: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/blood/diagnose/hemolytic-anemia.htm
An information page from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.