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What is aplastic anemia?
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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