study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases

Hematology, also spelled as haematology, is the branch of medicine about the study of the cause, diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood.[1]

It involves treating diseases that affect the production of blood, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, bone marrow, platelets, blood vessels, spleen, and the mechanism of coagulation. Such diseases might include hemophilia, blood clots, other bleeding disorders and blood cancers such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma.

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  1. "Hematology".