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Treatment for low blood counts

Lymphoma and lymphoma treatments can lower your levels of red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. You might be given treatment to help boost your blood counts.

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Blood transfusions

Growth factors

Your blood contains red blood cells, which carry oxygen around your body, white blood cells, which fight infection, and platelets, which help your blood clot when you have an injury. Lymphoma and lymphoma treatments can reduce the numbers of these blood cells. You might be treated with a blood transfusion or growth factors to help boost your levels.

Our pages on blood tests, anaemia (low haemoglobin or red blood cells), neutropenia (low neutrophils) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) have more information on low blood counts and their treatment.

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