*deficiency in # or % of erythrocytes and or amount of hemoglobin.
Iron-deficiency anemia-most common form, women, children and adolescents, Iron supplementsPernicious anemia-Vitamin B12 deficiency, B12 injections, vitamin needed to produce red blood cells
*Aplastic anemia-body stops producing enough new blood cells, suppression of bone marrow, radiation or drugs, bone marrow transplant needed, umbilical cord stem cells
*Sickle cell anemia-not enough healthy red blood cells to carry O2, chronic, inherited from both parents, crescent shaped RBC's, tendency to clump together causing pain crisis'
*Cooley's anemia-thalassemia major-most severe type, mediterranean decent-Greek or Italian, defect in hemoglobin