Leukaemia Foundation

Leukaemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma & Related Blood Disorders.

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Supportive Care

Supportive Care involves making every effort to improve your quality of life by relieving symptoms and preventing/treating disease or treatment complications.

Blood Transfusions

Blood transfusions may be required for various medical conditions and are given when your body requires more blood cells. A blood transfusion contains mostly red blood cells and a liquid called plasma.

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Platelet Transfusions

Platelet transfusions may be required for various medical conditions and are given when your body requires more platelets. The effects of a blood transfusion are only temporary unless your body begins to produce enough of its own platelets.

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Growth factors

All normal blood cells have a limited survival in circulation and need to be replaced on a continual basis

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Immunoglobulin

Immunoglobulins are antibodies made by plasma cells. Plasma cells are activated B-cells – a specialised white blood cell which is a vital part of your immune system. Antibodies are effective at defending the body against bacteria and other microorganisms.

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