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Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome - [PDF FILE - 313KB] A 16-page booklet on Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome - a disease of the immune system in which unusually large numbers of white blood cells are stored in the lymph nodes and spleen. To view this PDF file you will need Adobe Reader, which you can download for free for either a PC or Macintosh. Download Acrobat (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Blood and Blood Disorders (Medline Plus) - Carefully selected links to Web resources and the latest, authoritative health information on blood and blood disorders. (National Library of Medicine)
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation: Questions and Answers - A fact sheet that explains the step-by-step procedures of two types of transplantations used with high-dose chemotherapy, including their risks and benefits. (National Cancer Institute)
Genes and Disease - Blood and Lymph Diseases - (National Library of Medicine)
Heart, Lung, Blood Diseases and Sleep Disorders and Conditions Index - This Web-based health index gives you a quick and easy way to get complete and dependable information about heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
Hematopoietic Cancer Models - Provides information on blood neoplastic disorders and their molecular basis. We will also summarize how mouse modeling of hematopoietic malignancies has contributed to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying these diseases and offered novel tools for the development of novel therapeutic approaches. (National Cancer Institute)
Interpreting Laboratory Test Results - A fact sheet that describes the role of screening and diagnostic laboratory tests, and includes a brief discussion of factors affecting these results. (National Cancer Institute)
Learning About Hereditary Hemochromatosis - Information about hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) - a genetic disease that alters the body's ability to regulate iron absorption. (National Human Genome Research Institute)
Learning About Neurofibromatosis - Fact sheet about neurofibromatosis - a genetic neurological disorder that can affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and skin. Tumors, or neurofibromas, grow along the body's nerves or on or underneath the skin. (National Human Genome Research Institute)
Learning About Sickle Cell Disease - Fact sheet about sickle cell disease - the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States. (National Human Genome Research Institute)

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