Alpha-Thalassemia

Alpha-Thalassemia

Introduction Alpha-thalassemia is defined as an inherited hemolytic anemia mainly due to deletion found on the alpha globin gene(s) leading to reduced production or absence of alpha-globin chains needed for the formation of the hemoglobin tetramer. Hemoglobinopathies,...
Red Blood Cells (RBCs): An Overview

Red Blood Cells (RBCs): An Overview

Introduction What are red blood cells? Red blood cell (RBC) is also known as erythrocyte. They are the most common type of blood cell in the human body. They are responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs to the tissues and carbon dioxide away from the tissues....