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  1. Overcoming age barrier to transplantation

    ... For patients with blood cancers, it's a fight we simply can't afford to delay. Every three minutes, another person in the United States is ... Many have benefited from advances in hematopoietic stem cell transplants that can cure these and other diseases. These transplants ...

    Article last updated 04/03/2017 - 2:00pm.

  2. Be The Match needs African American donors

    ... Thousands of people living with leukemia, sickle cell anemia and other blood cancers and disorders know that a cure is within reach. But for these patients, the cure isn't a "what" - but a "who." Finding the "who" can be quite challenging, ...

    Article last updated 04/11/2017 - 11:47am.

  3. Denise Beauchemin - My Life is Making a Difference

    ... Beginning September 2012, I just wasn’t feeling quite right. I was increasingly fatigued and there were some ... began to respond. By the end of May, I had my last red cell transfusion and by early June had my last platelet transfusion . ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/12/2017 - 7:12am.

  4. AAMDSIF Liviya Anderson Research Fund

    ... thought to be something innocent, like strep throat, wasn’t. In the emergency room, Liviya was surrounded by doctors wearing masks while ... transfusions immediately. Liviya’s red blood cell count was so low that her body wasn’t getting the oxygen it needed ...

    Research Fund last updated 06/08/2017 - 3:49pm.

  5. Shares her 11-year-old daughter's story

    ... a transplant team but that option scared us and we weren’t quite ready to go with a matched unrelated donor . One was found, but ... for nearly a year. With lower white blood cell counts there are still challenges with potential infections, she still ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 01/04/2017 - 11:09am.

  6. Outcomes after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... Hale GA, Hamilton BK, Jagasia M, Kamble RT, Kindwall-Keller T, Nishihori T Original Publication Date:  ... hematologic malignancies undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation, umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) has become an ...

    Research Article last updated 03/22/2017 - 9:24am.

  7. SAA patient finds unrelated donor match in 2 weeks

    ... says he is at peace with whatever happens, but it doesn’t mean he is giving up the fight. “It’s definitely not the way I choose ... 18 and 44, and want to register as a bone marrow/stem cell donor can do it at join.bethematch.org/hope4sarge or ... to cut back on climbing and kayaking. What he didn’t yet know was that his bone marrow was shutting down. LEARNED THE ...

    Article last updated 03/21/2017 - 11:19am.

  8. Transplant saves student who thought she had mono

    ... finish my workout first. The answer was no. It wasn’t that my health was perfect. That fall, I'd been bedridden for a week with ... test turned up mono. He also told me my platelets and blood cell counts were very low. In fact, he told me that if I slipped on a patch of ...

    Article last updated 03/06/2017 - 2:37pm.

  9. Specialized Blood Cell Transplants for Cancers of the Blood and Bone Marrow

    ... rather than from the bone marrow (blood progenitor/ stem cell transplant ). In addition, researchers plan to use low doses of ... remission Exceptions: AML with good risk karyotypes: AML M3 t(15:17), AML M4Eo (inv. 16), AML t(8;21). All AML in second or subsequent ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 2:08pm.

  10. Yttrium Y 90 Anti-CD45 Monoclonal Antibody BC8 Followed by Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With High-Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or Myelodysplastic Syndrome

    ... antibody BC8 (90Y-BC8) followed by donor stem cell transplant in treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), ... irradiation (TBI) before a donor peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) or bone marrow transplant helps stop the growth of cancer ... T 586 Biological: Indium In 111 Anti-CD45 Monoclonal Antibody BC8 Given IV ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 1:11pm.