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Glossary

B lymphocytes/ B cells

An antibody-producing cell that develops from stem cells in the bone marrow, circulates in the blood and matures in lymph nodes.

Beta thalassaemia

Beta thalassemia is a blood disorder that reduces the production of haemoglobin, which is the iron-containing protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to cells throughout the body. This leads to a lack of oxygen in many parts of the body as well as an increased risk of developing abnormal blood clots.

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