Blood Conditions

Blood Conditions

Blood Disorder

Blood disorders affect one or more parts of the blood and prevent a person's  blood from doing its job. They can be acute or chronic. Many blood disorders are inherited. Other causes include other diseases, side eff... Read more about Blood Disorder.


Hemophilia is a blood disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. People with hemophilia sometimes cannot stop bleeding on their own. Bleeding can continue for a long time - so long that it may cau... Read more about Hemophilia.

Hepatitis B Positive

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. Many people, especially children, will have no symptoms. However, even if they don't appear to be sick or have the symptoms, people can have active, c... Read more about Hepatitis B Positive.

Hepatitis C

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HIV Positive

Considing the adoption of a child who is HIV Positive?  Congratulations!  Many families have chosen to parent a child with this blood disorder and have been rewarded with loving children who frequently live a l... Read more about HIV Positive.

Lead Exposure

Lead is a heavy metal that is extremely toxic. When a child comes in contact with items containing lead, the metal builds up in their system over time. Symptoms of lead poisoning can include irritability, exces... Read more about Lead Exposure.


Lymphedema is a disorder of the lymph system. It may arise from a lack of lymph nodes or from damaged lymph nodes, but its exact cause is unknown. The condition causes swelling as tissue traps the fluid, and although it ... Read more about Lymphedema.

Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia — a condition in which there aren't enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body. Normally, your red blood cells are flexible and ro... Read more about Sickle Cell Anemia.


Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results... Read more about Thalassemia.