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A blood disorder is a condition that affects the red blood cells that carry oxygen, the white blood cells that fight infection, or platelet cells that are responsible for clotting. It also includes cancers of the blood, such as myeloma, lymphoma, or leukemia. Common symptoms include frequent weakness and fatigue from iron deficiency, persistent fevers and infections, abnormal bleeding and bruising, and shortness of breath. Most conditions can be managed with iron supplements, blood transfusion, or even clotting factor replacement therapy. Caregivers assist with non-contact physical activities and meal preparations adhering to dietary restrictions of individuals taking coagulant or anticoagulant medications.