Blood Basics

Patients who receive referrals to a hematology practice often question what the specialty is all about. The most common blood diseases include anemia, bleeding and clotting disorders and blood cancers.

A hematologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and/or investigation of disorders of the formation of blood cells, lymphatic systems and disorders of the interaction between blood and blood vessel wall.

Blood Basics, developed by the American Society of Hematology, provides a clear patient resource for this specialized body fluid.