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Blood Diseases

Blood, which is essential for life, is composed of different types of cells with specific functions — red blood cells transport oxygen through the body, white blood cells defend against infection and platelets help control bleeding. These cells are made in bone marrow, so well-functioning bone marrow is necessary for healthy blood.

Blood disorder specialists at UCSF provide the best care possible for both acute and chronic blood conditions. We are also leaders in blood and bone marrow transplants as a treatment option for a number of blood disorders.