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Do blood disorders run in the family?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Depends

Many do: sickle cell, thalassemia, clotting disorders associated with protein c or s deficiency, and many others.
There are other blood disorders, usually acquired (antiphospholipid syndrome) that are not. So a definivite answer requires knowing what type of blood disorder.

In brief: Depends

Many do: sickle cell, thalassemia, clotting disorders associated with protein c or s deficiency, and many others.
There are other blood disorders, usually acquired (antiphospholipid syndrome) that are not. So a definivite answer requires knowing what type of blood disorder.
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Many do...

Many blood disorders run in families, in other words they can be passed from parent to child.
Some of these include hemophilia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, g6pd, hereditary spherocytosis, and factor v leiden. That being said, new mutations (known as de novo mutations) can also occur in an individual.

In brief: Many do...

Many blood disorders run in families, in other words they can be passed from parent to child.
Some of these include hemophilia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, g6pd, hereditary spherocytosis, and factor v leiden. That being said, new mutations (known as de novo mutations) can also occur in an individual.
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