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Blood is made up of three different types of blood cells, all of which are produced by the bone marrow:
There are several different types of white blood cells, each having a specific role in protecting the body from infection:
Many disorders can cause the bone marrow to produce too many or too few white blood cells, or to produce white blood cells that do not function as they should.
Patients with white blood cell disorders are treated at the
Blood Disorders Center within the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, where
your child will receive care from some of the world’s most experienced
pediatric hematologists with deep expertise in the conditions they treat.
in-depth information on white blood cell disorders on the Boston Children’s
website, including answers to these questions:
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