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  1. MEDALIST Trial

    ... (MDS) with ring sideroblasts (≥ 15%) who require Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. ... as documented by the following criteria: average transfusion requirement of ≥ 2 units/8 weeks of packed red blood cells ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 02/22/2017 - 11:42am.

  2. MDS - Treatment (OLD)

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of blasts ... infection Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion is a safe and common procedure. When you receive a transfusion, ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:01pm.

  3. My MDS Diagnosis and Progression of Treatment

    ... care with the assistance of the local oncologist.  I had 2 blood transfusions, in June and October. Currently, I am experiencing ... my hemoglobin dropped to 6.3 and I received a blood transfusion . Two weeks ago, the dosage of darbepoetin alfa was increased to ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 12/15/2016 - 11:19am.

  4. Clinical Utility of Lenalidomide in the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... that are important for erythropoiesis (production of red blood cells) and cell cycle regulation. Genes that are near this del(5q) region ... with anemia were treated with red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell growth factors. The first clinical trial ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:12am.

  5. Conditioning Regimen and the Transplantation of Unrelated Donor Umbilical Cord Blood in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies.

    ... and radiation at reduced doses followed by a cord blood transplant are at treating cancer. The stem cells chosen for the ... will be given through the catheter just like a blood transfusion . Transplants done this way have been successful. However, this ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:51pm.

  6. Ron Duncan, Texas Walk Committee

    ... I last gave blood in December 2004.  When I went again in March 2005, I was informed that I couldn't give  and actually really needed a transfusion. Eventually I was diagnosed with pure red cell aplasia, PRCA, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 01/06/2017 - 10:52am.

  7. Iron Chelation Therapy

    ... This can be a problem for people who get lots of red blood cell transfusions. Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a red blood cell transfusion you are putting more iron in your body. Your body doesn't have ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:40pm.

  8. BMT Meant 'It Could Finally Be Over '

    ... because my hematocrit (the volume percentage of red blood cells in my body), had gone down recently and it had been almost two weeks since my last blood transfusion . It was at about 19%, or half the usual amount for girls my ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 05/10/2016 - 3:28pm.

  9. Disease Won't Run My Life

    ... care physician. One day later, after receiving a blood test, my physician called and instructed me to have someone drive me immediately to the local emergency room for a blood transfusion .  “They’re waiting for you,” he said.  My youngest son ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 05/10/2016 - 3:36pm.

  10. PNH: Treatments

    ... Here are some treatments for hemolysis and anemia. Blood Transfusions In a blood transfusion , whole blood or parts of blood from a donor are put right into ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:48pm.