Anemia is a low level of healthy red blood cells (RBC). RBCs carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. When red blood cells are low the body does not get enough oxygen. This can cause symptoms such as fatigue, pale skin, or irregular heartbeat.
Aplastic anemia is a type of anemia caused by problems with bone marrow. It can range from mild to severe.
Location of Active Bone Marrow in an Adult
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