A Summary of Anemia

If parents pass down hemoglobin genes to their children their children might only be able to make a type of hemoglobin that doesn't work right. This can cause Anemia, a condition in which a person has fewer healthy red blood cells.

How do you get this disorder?

You get this disorder from your parents. If they pass down hemoglobin it can cause you to make fewer blood cells.

What can Doctors do and how can it be treated?

Doctors will just tell you to eat more foods containing iron. It can also be treated by a pill that helps you make healthier blood cells.

Two Important Facts About Anemia

People with Anemia have fewer healthy blood cells than someone who doesn’t who doesn’t have Anemia and if it is severe they may have to get a blood transfusion.