|MadSci Network: Immunology|
Both red and white blood cells are made in the same place, the marrow inside of your bones. Normally, both cell types are produced and have no affect on each other. If there are too many white blood cells, such as in leukemia, there may be fewer red blood cells. This is because the cancer cells start to fill up the bone marrow and there is less space for making red cells. The white cells donít destroy the red cells, but they reduce their production. If you want to find out more about leukemia, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has a webpage: http://www.leukemia.org/hm_lls
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