Patient having a venesection
General haematology deals with a wide variety of conditions, including disorders such as:
- anaemia (low haemoglobin)
- high haemoglobin (polycythaemia)
- low and high white cell counts
- iron overload (haemachromatosis)
- high and low platelets.
We are a national referral centre for patients with high haemoglobin (PCV/Hct > 0.51 in men, >0.48 in women) for which our nurses run a venesection (process which involves taking a pint of blood) service.
We also provide care for gastroenterology patients who have conditions such as haemachromatosis and anaemia caused by certain bowel disorders.
Your general haematology appointment will be in one of our clinics.