Leukaemia

The facts

The Guardian Weekly - - Spotlight -

Blood cells are man­u­fac­tured in bone mar­row. Red blood cells, which carry oxy­gen, white blood cells, which fight in­fec­tion, and platelets, which stop bleed­ing, are cre­ated. When a per­son de­vel­ops leukaemia, too many white blood cells are re­leased, which stop the nor­mal cells in your bone mar­row grow­ing. The amount of nor­mal red cells, white cells and platelets in your blood is re­duced – and your health suf­fers.

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