Having a low blood count means that a person's bone marrow is not making enough of one or more types of blood cells, according to the Aplastic, Anemia & MDS International Foundation. The medical term for a low blood coun... More »

Inadequate generation of red blood cells, platelets or white blood cells by the bone marrow can cause a low blood count. This can occur due to certain bone marrow diseases such as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, apl... More »

Common treatments for low blood cell counts include blood transfusions, medications and stopping other treatments that are causing the cell count to decline. As low blood cell counts are most often a side effect of chemo... More »

Inadequate generation of red blood cells, platelets or white blood cells by the bone marrow can cause a low blood count. This can occur due to certain bone marrow diseases such as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, apl... More »

A low blood count in men is most commonly caused by iron deficiency anemia from chronic occult bleeding. Other causes of iron deficiency anemia include intravascular hemolysis, vitamin C deficiency, as well as an increas... More »

A low blood count can indicate anemia, neutropenia or thrombocytopenia, as stated on AAMDS.org. The type of condition depends on which blood cells are low in a person's sample. More »

The causes of low blood count in elderly patients include underlying diseases such as cancer or kidney failure, says WebMD. The patients can also be suffering from malnutrition. Renal insufficiency associated with age is... More »