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Blood Disorder Basics

  
  
  

Blood Disorder Basics

When People Have Blood Disorders, Medical IDs Can Make All The Difference!

Blood is more than just one thing, and it’s actually not, strictly speaking, a liquid, even though it looks that way. Our blood is live tissue. It’s composed of both liquids (plasma) made of protein, salt, and water, and solids made of platelets, white blood cells, and red blood cells. Blood disorders can impact any of the various components in the blood, and this can prevent your blood from performing all of the critically important functions it has throughout the body.

Some blood disorders are acute and resolvable whereas others are chronic problems requiring ongoing treatment. Blood disorders can have many different causes:

  1. Genetic factors
  2. Diet issues
  3. Medications
  4. Diseases.

Some of the more common blood disorders include the following:

  • Anemia
  • Bleeding disorders (hemophilia, blood clots)
  • Blood cancers (lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia)

If you have a chronic blood disorder, medical ID jewelry really can make a huge difference. In the event of an accident or emergency, your blood disorder is likely to be a factor in your treatment, which means your diagnosis is information that EMTs and ER personnel need in order to treat you quickly and properly. For example, if you have hemophilia and are injured, EMTs need to know that even a small injury may result in dangerous amounts of bleeding. If you are unable to advocate for yourself, you are at a real risk of bleeding out without proper attention. Likewise, people with blood clots are at a high risk of a pulmonary embolism or deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), and these are also potential complications of which emergency medical personnel need to be made immediately aware.

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Comments

Thank you for doing this post. Blood disorders are very common conditions that receive little attention. Many disorders can be identified through simple lab tests and that identification can greatly improve the quality of a persons life.
Posted @ Monday, April 22, 2013 10:00 AM by Sierra
Thank you for this info. Many people are unaware of blood disorders. I have factor 5 lieden protien c def. It is a genetic. This means I continue to clot. I've been on blood thinners for over 25yrs. I'm now 49yrs old and know that making people aware of this is important! These bracelets are beautiful and can safe a life! So i'll have to save for the one I want! :)
Posted @ Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:00 AM by mary
Thank you for sharing your stories and thoughts, ladies! We love hearing from you!
Posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:38 PM by Tara Cohen
I am glad I found this site, its products and people who understand that blood disorders are serious. I have lupus anticoagulant and in my case it is a genetic disorder that causes hypercoagulation of my blood. As a result I have survived 4 DVT and 4 PE, and I have suffered permanent damage to my right leg and both lungs. I am on lifetime Lovenox, it is a low molecular weight heparin injected subcutaneously. I threw clots while on Coumadin and after that the doctors inserted an IVC filter. At this point the doctors are wondering if, in addition, I have Factor 5 or Factor 8. All I know is that I must be very careful and wearing a medical alert bracelet is one more layer of protection.
Posted @ Wednesday, May 01, 2013 1:52 AM by Samantha
Hi Samantha! Thank you so very much for sharing your story with us! Blood disorders are very serious business, and we are glad to help raise a bit of awareness about them. If you would be interested in sharing more about yourself and contributing with an interview for the Lauren's Hope blog, we would love to speak with you! You can reach me any time at tara@laurenshope.com.
Posted @ Wednesday, May 01, 2013 12:11 PM by Tara Cohen
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