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Bethesda Unit
Expression of inhibitor potency: 1 BU is the reciprocal dilution of patient test plasma permitting detection of 50% residual FVIII activity in a mixture with normal pooled plasma.

Bleeding Disorder
A term used to describe a range of conditions that manifest as prolonged bleeding.

Bleeds
A term used to refer to bleeding episodes in patients with coagulation deficiencies.

Blood Volume
The amount of blood circulating in the vascular system.

Blood-derived
Distinguishes certain products that are derived from human blood from those manufactured by genetic engineering e.g. recombinant.

BMT
Bone marrow transplant.

Bone Marrow
Bone marrow is a soft, often fatty, tissue found inside bones. It produces blood cells.

Bone Marrow Transplantation
When patients develop disease of the blood cells (anaemias, leukaemias or lymphomas) or when cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiotherapy) changes or destroys the bone marrow, a transplant with healthy bone marrow might be used as treatment.



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