There are several types of blood disorders that can affect a person’s health and welfare. The blood contains three specific components that can be directly or indirectly by illness and they include the red blood cells, the white blood cells, and the blood platelets which are essential in the blood’s ability to clot.


The red blood cells are associated with many common disorders including anemia which results when there is a lack of red blood cells in the body. There are also several types of anemia caused by different deficiencies in the blood including a lack of iron, a lack of B12, and a medical condition where the body’s own immune system destroys red blood cells.


The disorders that directly affect the white blood cells of the body include leukemia which is a form of cancer of the blood where the white blood cells turn malignant. Lymphoma also affects the white blood cells and is a form of cancer which grows in the lymph nodes of the body.


There are a number of disorders that affect the blood platelets of the human body including having a low number of platelets known as thrombocytopenia. The reason for the lack of platelets is currently unknown but causes abnormal bleeding and bruising.


The blood’s plasma can also be affected by medical disorders. Sepsis is an infection that starts elsewhere in the body and makes its way into the blood. Hemophilia is a genetic disorder of the blood that prevent the blood from clotting properly.


Disorders of the blood can be life-threatening and must be diagnosed and treated by a qualified medical professional. There are a number of treatment options for different types of blood disorders. It is important to see a doctor for appropriate blood work on a regular basis so any disorders or deficiencies can be diagnosed and treated early.


Blood disorders may often be a part of a claim for New York Workers Compensation Benefits if the disease or condition resulted from a work related illness or accident. Also, many blood disorders can be a part of a claim for Social Security Disability benefits and other disability benefits.