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  1. Nonmyeloablative Peripheral Blood Mobilized Hematopoietic Precursor Cell Transplantation for Sickle Cell Disease and Beta-thalassemia in People With Higher Risk of Transplant Failure

    ... ongoing nonmyeloablative allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplant protocol (03-H-0170) for patients with severe ... , which we hypothesize will reduce both the T cells that mediate leukocyte rejection and the B/ plasma cells that ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 9:09am.

  2. When a common cold is uncommonly perilous

    ... systems. This puts them at risk for infections that aren't a major threat to healthy people. But until now, the common cold (rhinovirus) ... is such a prevalent virus . . . about 25 percent of stem cell transplant patients get infected [with rhinovirus] during the first ...

    Article last updated 03/22/2017 - 9:33am.

  3. Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)

    ... change ( mutation ) in the PIG-A gene of a single stem cell in your bone marrow . Here are the steps that lead to PNH: The ... 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 ...

    Page last updated 09/30/2017 - 11:34am.

  4. From Patient to PhD Candidate

    ... I had six months to live unless I could find a matching stem cell donor. In Korea, where I’m originally from, much less was known about ... a full year living in the hospital in Kyoto, Japan. I didn’t know a word of Japanese, but people were very kind and it soon felt like ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 06/12/2017 - 2:59pm.

  5. Foundation Update - December 2016

    ... at 6 am. The early start and low temperatures didn’t stop the committed and determined 221 walkers and runners who raised more ... National Institutes of Health (NIH) to undergo a stem cell transplant . Here's the first part of his story -- with updates ...

    Article last updated 10/09/2017 - 3:45pm.

  6. Shirley O’Brien’s Remarkable Response in a Clinical Trial

    ... (MDS), a disease that has no cure except for a stem cell transplant . Because I was in my mid-70s, a bone marrow transplant wasn’t the best option. At the time of the diagnosis, my spouse, Jim, and I had ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/19/2017 - 8:12am.

  7. South African Girl with PRCA Gets German Match

    ... rare bone marrow failure condition known as pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) . Her bone marrow has gone on strike and she’s not ... 10 days. She will have no immunity, and if her body doesn’t reject the new marrow and there are no infections, she will be in the ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 03/06/2017 - 3:22pm.

  8. PNH - Treatment (OLD)

    ... and common procedure. When you receive a transfusion, the cell parts of blood from a donor are put into your bloodstream. This increases ... bone marrow to make more red blood cells. If you don't have enough natural EPO or if you have anemia, your doctor may prescribe a ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:09pm.

  9. Fludarabine Phosphate and Total Body Irradiation Followed by a Donor Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndromes or Myeloproliferative Disorders

    ... phosphate followed by a donor peripheral stem cell transplant in treating patients withmyelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) ... irradiation before a donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of cancer cells. Giving chemotherapy ... T 586 Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis Correlative studies Drug: ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/27/2016 - 1:27pm.

  10. Debby Cook, Feeling at home in the muddy water

    ... I said, “my immune system” and she replied, “We don’t have to do any special pose for that, that’s in the yoga.”  I started ... to be his mom. Today I feel good.  My red blood cell counts, white blood cell counts and platelets are all back in ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 09/11/2017 - 8:30am.