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Ricky Smith, Jr.

"I just wanted to live the normal life of a teenager," said Ricky. But it just wasn’t meant to be. When he was taken to the hospital to find out why he’d become so weak, he passed out because he had so little blood in his body.

Solving Emma’s Diagnostic Mystery

Person's Name: 
Emma

In January 2016, my 9 year-old daughter Emma turned yellow. After seeing her regular doctor, we were sent straight to the hospital. They found that her liver enzymes were extremely elevated and sent us to a second hospital. After extensive blood panels and scans, they still couldn’t determine the cause of Emma’s liver inflammation, and so the process to find her a new liver began.

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Tartan Trailblazers March for Marrow: Detroit, Michigan

Get up, get out and get going to the Tartan Trailblazers March for Marrow 5K Run & Walk! Whether you’re a jock or not, you can turn out and help us find a cure for

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/04/2017 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
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Anna Sobon

When she began to get increasingly tired, she  thought it was due to her hectic schedule or maybe some lingering after-effects of her bout with mononucleosis the previous summer. Even as her strength was dwindling, Anna stayed determined to keep up with her daily routines while she waited for her symptoms to simply go away.

AAMDSIF Virtual Film Festival

Over the past few years, several documentaries and dramas about people living with aplastic anemia have been created by independent filmmakers and by patients themselves. These depict the everyday lives of patients coping with a diagnosis, the challenges presented by treatment and the hardship caused by inadequate medical insurance coverage.

Whether fictional movies, or stories about actual patients and families, these portrayals bring you into the world of bone marrow failure disease in an uncompromising and straightforward manner.

De-escalation empirical antibiotic therapy improved survival for patients with severe aplastic anemia treated with antithymocyte globulin.

Author(s): 
Fu R, Chen T, Song J, Wang G, Li L, Ruan E, Liu H, Wang Y, Wang H, Xing L, Wu Y, Liu H, Qu W, Shao Z
Primary Author: 
Fu R
Journal Title: 
Medicine (Baltimore)
Original Publication Date: 
Feb 2017

We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of de-escalation empirical therapy for controlling infection in patients with severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) treated with

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SAA Patient Dominique Hughes Contributes to NIH Research

Person's Name: 
Dominique Hughes

I was 19 years old when I found out that I had low blood counts. At this time I was just starting college and also working three different jobs. I was having extreme stomach pains and abnormal periods. I went and saw my gynecologist and routine tests showed my low blood counts.

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