Aplastic Anemia

What Is It?

Aplastic anemia is a rare, potentially fatal disease in which the bone marrow doesn't make enough blood cells. The bone marrow is the central portion of the bones that is responsible for making:

  • Red blood cells, which carry oxygen

  • White blood cells, which fight infection

  • Platelets, which help blood to clot

The bone marrow releases the cells and platelets into the blood stream.

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