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  1. MDS - Basics

    ... ? Bone marrow failure happens when the marrow doesn't produce enough red cells, white cells or platelets, or the blood cells that ... MDS have two things in common: They have a low blood cell count for at least one blood cell type. This is called a cytopenia ...

    Topic section last updated 04/06/2018 - 12:33pm.

  2. Kendra Arvon – Thankful to Be Here and Alive

    ... was used to being sick and fighting through it, so I didn’t think much about it. I started antibiotics while I continued going to school ... out of my doctor’s mouth: cancer. He thought with my white cell count so low that leukemia was a possibility. He called several hospitals ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 03/14/2018 - 12:39pm.

  3. Updates from John and Isabella!

    ... sister/caregiver Isabella, several weeks after his stem cell transplant for severe aplastic anemia . Here's what each had to ... and he’s up to about 6 laps right now.  So if we don’t’ make that goal, he would have to remain here longer. But becoming ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 02/27/2018 - 9:56am.

  4. Resources to Help

    ... the needs of patients facing a  bone marrow , blood stem cell or umbilical  cord blood transplant . In addition to high-quality ... the standard advanced care planning documents don’t meet all the needs of younger patients. This study found that adolescents and ...

    Topic section last updated 02/22/2018 - 9:51am.

  5. Flu Season Update

    ... weigh the risks and benefits of getting a flu shot. Don’t forget to ask whether your family members and others in close contact with ... a low-grade fever, so patients who have low white blood cell counts ( neutropenia ) should discuss any fevers following the ...

    Facts for Life last updated 02/01/2018 - 3:49pm.

  6. Stem Cell Transplantation: What Happens Behind the Scenes?

    ... a patient all the way from first referral for a stem cell transplant right through the transplant itself. They’re the ... the exact same typing.  That means that many people don’t have a sibling match, so we look in the Be the Match® registry.  The ...

    Interview last updated 01/18/2018 - 1:28pm.

  7. I’m working through aplastic anemia – my son helps me keep focused.

    ... started bleeding. I hoped this would stop, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when I was attending a local football game, one side of my ... is a half-matched donor. My approval for a stem cell transplant at National Institutes of Health (NIH) came recently. I ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 01/11/2018 - 9:55am.

  8. John Vasquez, In Treatment at NIH

    ... (NIH) himself. He was eventually approved for a stem cell transplant as part of a new clinical trial testing the use of ... the goals that are set, and let our team know if he isn’t. But they say that he’s coming along well!" Slow but mostly steady ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 01/11/2018 - 9:58am.

  9. Emerging Therapeutics for the Control of Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease

    ... mortality and morbidity after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT). In parallel with an increased use of ... facets of adaptive and innate immunity, including B cells, T cells, and macrophages and their interactions with target tissue. ...

    Research Article last updated 01/04/2018 - 2:44pm.

  10. Rational Management Approach To Pure Red Cell Aplasia

    ... Pure red cell aplasia is an orphan disease without rationally established standard ... There is overlap between idiopathic cases and those with T-large granular lymphocytic leukemia, hypogammaglobulinemia, and low-grade ...

    Research Article last updated 12/14/2017 - 10:12am.