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what is the medical term for the formation of red & white blood cells, as well as platelets?

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hematopoiesis: This is the formation of blood cells. It includes myelopoiesis (white blood cell production), erythropoiesis (red cell production), and thrombopoiesis (platelet production).
Answered on Dec 19, 2014
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