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  1. Denise Beauchemin - 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 04/12/2017 - 7:12am.

  2. Red Blood Cell Transfusion Dependency and Hyperferritinemia Are Associated with Impaired Survival in Patients Diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Results from the First Polish MDS-PALG Registry

    ... are the only treatment option for about 40% of patients. Transfusion-dependent patients develop secondary iron overload . The ... of the relationship of SF concentration with red blood cell transfusion dependency, survival and transformation to acute ...

    Research Article last updated 10/06/2016 - 1:01pm.

  3. 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 03/06/2017 - 3:22pm.

  4. First-in Human Clinical Transplant Trial for Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... There was concurrent interest in using unrelated cord blood transplants and in using half-matched (haploidentical) donors for this ... cord blood stem cells, not the haplo cells. He is currently transfusion independent, has normal blood counts, and with the exception of ...

    Interview last updated 10/04/2017 - 1:36pm.

  5. Foundation Update - July 2016

    ... to play with my friends. I have to go the hospital to get transfusion blood. Everyone at the hospital says people are working hard to find medicines, ...

    Article last updated 10/09/2017 - 2:53pm.

  6. Lenalidomide use in myelodysplastic syndromes: Insights into the biologic mechanisms and clinical applications

    ... by ineffective hematopoiesis leading to blood cytopenias and a variable risk of progression into acute myeloid leukemia ... of chromosome 5 (5q-), where it leads to high rates of transfusion independence and cytogenetic responses. Furthermore, ...

    Research Article last updated 02/21/2017 - 9:34am.

  7. How I treat acquired aplastic anemia

    Journal Title:  Blood Primary Author:  ... with immunosuppressive agents (IST), leading to transfusion independence , or complete recovery of peripheral blood counts, in a proportion of patients. Growth factors, can be combined with ...

    Research Article last updated 02/03/2017 - 9:51am.

  8. Alternative Donor Transplantation with High-Dose Post-Transplantation Cyclophosphamide for Refractory Severe Aplastic Anemia

    Journal Title:  Biol Blood Marrow Transplant Primary Author:  ... was 25 (range, 2 to 58) days, and to last platelet transfusion to keep platelets counts over 50 × 103/mm3 was 27.5 ...

    Research Article last updated 01/24/2017 - 10:04am.

  9. Prophylactic RhCE and Kell antigen matching: impact on alloimmunization in transfusion-dependent patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) become transfusion-dependent and are at risk for red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization. This study compared alloimmunization ...

    Research Article last updated 02/03/2017 - 11:00am.

  10. MDS Follows Two Misdiagnoses

    ... I would no longer have vision insurance. The eye doctor saw blood in my eyes and sent me for more tests and a complete blood count ... for two pills a day instead of one.  I also had a blood transfusion yesterday and this time is was after 6 weeks. Since I had a bad ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 12/27/2016 - 7:23am.