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Smorgasbord Health 2017 - Top to Toe - Cardiovascular system and the components of Blood

Blood is an incredibly complex fluid that uses the network of blood vessels to take the essential supplies such as oxygen and nutrients around the body that we need every day. 1,162 more words

Health And Nutrition At Any Age

My platelets are better than yours

I saw a haematology consultant today and the good news is that my platelet count has continued to rise. It is now 116 which is still below the normal level of 150 plus but is heading in the right direction. 198 more words

Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

Falling short

I’m sorry I have not been writing as consistently as I should. I know I am only down one day but this still means a lot to me. 313 more words

Hematology Case Study: A 12 Year Old Female with Thrombocytopenia.

Case History

A 12 year old female presented with thrombocytopenia. Previous platelet count performed at a different facility showed a platelet count of <100K.  Patient signs show history of bruising, no history of trauma, intermittent epistaxis. 502 more words

Case Studies

What are 'Platelets'?

Although they make up only a small portion of the blood, platelets are indispensable to your health. Their main function is to stop bleeding by swelling, clumping together, and forming sticky plug, or clot. 37 more words


New to Me...

When you are little, everything is a new experience. The first time you (insert pretty much any activity here). The difference is that the majority of people don’t necessarily remember those new experiences if they occurred within their first three and half years. 833 more words