Protecting People

and Preventing Complications of Blood Disorders

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1in76 Americans

are affected by a blood disorder

People with blood disorders are living longer than ever before, but with far too many preventable complications. These blood disorders have serious, sometimes fatal, health consequences and cost our healthcare system billions of dollars every year. CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) increases our understanding of blood disorders and uses research to advance medical care and treatments.

As a result of NCBDDD work on…