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Problems with blood in children with Down syndrome are rare. It is important to understand these conditions though. Read this document to learn more about reasons and ways to check your child’s blood.
Our blood has a mix of cells, protein and water. The CBC test looks at the three main kinds of cells that our bone marrow makes:
A CBC is taken when your child is a newborn, and then a hemoglobin level will be checked every year starting at age one.
Transient Myeloproliferative Disorder (TMD) happens when blood cells are not made normally.
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