Anemia

A Genetic Disorder

What is Anemia?

Anemia is caused by having less red blood cells than normal. It is also caused by losing too much blood and not having enough Iron in your diet. Many children, pregnant women, and people who have cancer get this disease. On average 22 out of every million people die every year from Anemia.

What happens when somebody gets Anemia?

When somebody gets Anemia, they can look very pale because there is not enough blood in their body and they might be tired and less energized.

What can I do to help people with Anemia?

Anemia can be life-threatening. You can fight it by making sure you have enough Iron in your diets. If you start to notice somebody that is usually tired, weak, and/or fainting sometimes, please get them help and take them to the doctor.