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Understanding your blood

When you are diagnosed with a blood cancer, there will naturally be a big focus on your blood, particularly on the production and function of your blood cells.

For many people, there will be a whole new language of blood to learn. It is important to understand how and where blood is produced, the different types of cells in your blood and what they do, and the lymphatic system to help you understand your disease and treatment.

What is blood?

An overview of the different types and functions of cells that make up our blood.

What is blood?
Test tubes filled with blood

The bone marrow and blood formation

Information about the bone marrow and blood formation.

The bone marrow and blood formation
Follicular lymphoma bone marrow cells under the microscope.

The lymphatic system

The role, function and structures of the lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system

Blood tests

Information about blood tests and key cell counts.

Facts and figures

Up-to-date blood cancer statistics.

Blood cancer facts and figures