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  1. South African Girl with PRCA Gets German Match

    ... bone marrow has gone on strike and she’s not making red blood cells. What caused it remains a mystery, which has stumped doctors from ... levels dropped dangerously low she was given a blood transfusion . The intervals between transfusions became shorter and ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:02am.

  2. My Life is Making a Difference

    ... it was serious and even thought it could be leukemia. Blood tests were done, and when my doctor saw the results he called and told me ... began to respond. By the end of May, I had my last red cell transfusion and by early June had my last platelet transfusion . One ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:20am.

  3. My Encounter with Aplastic Anemia

    ... doctor told me to go to the hospital right away because my blood counts were extremely low. I had no idea what that meant at the time, and ... I responded better, and my counts were able to stay above transfusion level for a little over a year. T.J. and I got married in 2009 and ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:16am.

  4. Solving a Diagnostic Mystery

    ... elevated and sent us to a second hospital. After extensive blood panels and scans, they still couldn’t determine the cause of Emma’s ... showed her platelets had now reached a critical level, a transfusion became necessary to even complete the recommended tests. That ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:22am.

  5. Aplastic Anemia Patient “Just Focused on Beating It”

    ... due to my work and school schedule. She ran a regular CBC blood test.  The next day,  I was surprised to see I had missed a call ... she thought I might have leukemia. She told me I needed a transfusion (my platelet count was 56). I was so upset I could not ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:49pm.

  6. Updates from John and Isabella!

    ... take longer to come back, so that’s still a daily transfusion. We’re getting some numbers also about the current ratios of the ... It’s just getting started. I have been through blood work (phlebotomy) and I had to take a survey on mental/emotional outlook. ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:08pm.

  7. Gouldsmith Family Pulls Together for Gabby

    ... risking of further infection. Tests and the usual blood work were completed and results came back showing severe pancytopenia ... go there immediately. We left on a Friday and she had a transfusion the next day. At this point, they thought it could be leukemia. The ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 8:29am.

  8. Since my diagnosis, my mission has been to fight back

    ... setbacks that kept me in isolation longer than expected. A blood infection (sepsis) sent me to the ICU for three days. I watched the days ... completed my 34th cycle of azacitidine and have not needed a transfusion in over 2 1/2 years. It has now been four years since my relapse, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:40am.

  9. ASCO Updates Platelet Transfusion Guideline Prophylaxis unnecessary for adults undergoing HSCT

    ... infusion, according to an updated guideline for platelet transfusion in patients with cancer. The recommendation, which applies ... in 2015 by the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) and the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine ...

    Research Article last updated 12/06/2017 - 11:23am.

  10. Early treatment initiation in lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes produces an earlier and higher rate of transfusion independence

    ... resulting in refractory cytopenias. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions can improve anemia ; however, prolonged transfusion dependence (TD) is associated with increased morbidity and ...

    Research Article last updated 09/13/2017 - 8:58am.