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Haematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs. Such disorders may involve the:

  • components of blood (cells and plasma)
  • coagulation (blood clotting) process
  • blood cell formation
  • haemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein on red blood cells) synthesis.

A haematology condition can be a cancer diagnosis or can be a non-cancerous, or non-malignant, condition.