Preparing for Blood Donation

Preparing for Blood Donation

2019-06-28T09:49:30+03:00

Overview Thinking of donating blood? That is one of the best decisions you could make to save lives. Millions of people need blood, yet whatever the amount of blood available through donation, it is not sufficient for every single patient who needs blood transfusion. Whether it is your first time, or you have done [...]

Preparing for Blood Donation2019-06-28T09:49:30+03:00

Blood Cancer Types

2019-06-22T13:19:45+03:00

Overiew Blood cancers affect blood cells and the bone marrow, interfering with how the blood cells behave and their functionality. This, in turn, affects the production of blood and how the body uses it. The main types of blood cells are: red blood cells which carry oxygen to the body’s tissues and carbon dioxide [...]

Blood Cancer Types2019-06-22T13:19:45+03:00

Complications Caused by Sickle Cell Disease

2019-06-27T13:42:36+03:00

Overiew Over 5% of the world’s population carries trait genes for haemoglobin disorders especially thalassaemia and sickle-cell disease. World Sickle Cell Day was first celebrated on 19th June 2009 to increase awareness of the disease and its cure among the public. The day brings about active participation of various government and non-governmental organizations, health [...]

Complications Caused by Sickle Cell Disease2019-06-27T13:42:36+03:00

Cancer Link to Anaemia

2019-06-18T17:08:25+03:00

Overview Does chemotherapy cause anaemia? Why is anaemia common among cancer patients? Anaemia is a condition that involves having a low level of red blood cells and in that case, the blood lacks enough haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen to body cells and therefore, when there [...]

Cancer Link to Anaemia2019-06-18T17:08:25+03:00

Foods to Increase Blood Count

2019-07-02T12:00:49+03:00

Overview Blood is made up of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells are responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body while the white blood cells fight infections and platelets help in blood clotting. Blood count is a determination of the number of each of these cells through a complete [...]

Foods to Increase Blood Count2019-07-02T12:00:49+03:00

Blood Cancers

2019-06-11T17:13:02+03:00

Overview Blood cancers are cancers that affects the blood cell and bone marrow which help in the production of blood. They can also be referred to as hematologic cancers, most of which begin in the bone marrow. There are several types of blood cancers, the major ones being, leukaemia, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphomas and [...]

Blood Cancers2019-06-11T17:13:02+03:00

Gleneagles Hospital India

2019-05-28T14:30:10+03:00

Overiew India is one of the most preferred medical tourism destinations in the world because of its affordable, high-quality medical services. That said, there are many hospitals in India that provide their services to international patients and therefore, it may be difficult to choose a hospital that will offer quality; that is where a [...]

Gleneagles Hospital India2019-05-28T14:30:10+03:00

Birth Complications to the Mother

2019-05-13T13:21:56+03:00

Overiew Labour and childbirth are meant to be a natural processes, ideally without any issues. However, in some cases, certain complications may arise during a part of the labour process, requiring immediate action. The following are some of the complications that can arise, their treatments and how they can be prevented. Excessive bleeding It [...]

Birth Complications to the Mother2019-05-13T13:21:56+03:00

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2019

2019-05-13T14:20:17+03:00

Overiew Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth leaving a woman with no or insufficient control over defecation and urination. It affects over 2 million women in developing countries, most of whom are shunned by their communities and have to endure social isolation, depression and [...]

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 20192019-05-13T14:20:17+03:00