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Everything you need to know about donating blood

A standard blood donation provides one pint of blood. This one pint of blood can be used for four to five children.

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What is G6PD deficiency?

G6PD deficiency is an inherited condition that occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.

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Celebrate Rare Disease Day

This February 29, we will celebrate Rare Disease Day, with a mission of raising awareness about rare diseases and their treatment.

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What is sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin – a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body.

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Q&A: How can teens reduce their blood pressure?

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwin answers a reader’s question about helping her teenaged sibling reduce their blood pressure.