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  1. Outcomes and healthcare utilization in children and young adults with aplastic anemia: A multiinstitutional analysis

    ... Journal Title:  Pediatr Blood Cancer Primary Author:  ... interval [CI] 0.6-2.58, P = 0.567), while every platelet transfusion was associated with higher mortality (OR 1.37, 95% CI ...

    Research Article last updated 07/18/2017 - 10:32am.

  2. Emma, In Treatment at NIH

    ... determined to figure out why doctors conducting extensive blood panels and scans couldn’t find the cause of her child’s liver ... had been dependent for six long months. Being freed from the transfusion burden was a milestone, as well as a huge relief. After that ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 01/31/2018 - 2:12pm.

  3. 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 07/06/2017 - 9:40am.

  4. 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.

  5. Solving Emma’s 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 06/15/2017 - 4:38pm.

  6. What are the treatments for aplastic anemia?

    ... is designed to increase the number of healthy cells in your blood (blood count). When your blood counts go up, you are less likely to need blood from a donor (transfusion), your quality of life becomes better and your symptoms are not as ...

    FAQ last updated 01/04/2018 - 12:29pm.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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, ...

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