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  1. Medical Resources

    ... an expert to find an answer. Blood and Transplant Information Understanding your ... An international association working to advance transfusion & cellular therapies worldwide. American Red ...

    Page last updated 08/20/2015 - 8:34am.

  2. Eltrombopag With Standard Immunosuppression for Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... are partial, with only a few patients achieving normal blood counts. Furthermore, analysis of our own extensive clinical data suggests ... to a single course of ATG (non-robust responders), even when transfusion-independence is achieved, predicts a worse prognosis than when ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/25/2016 - 2:47pm.

  3. Personalized Natural Killer (NK) Cell Therapy in Cord Blood Transplantation (CBT)

    ... what is described above. CD20 is a type of marker for white blood cells. White blood cells help protect the body from infections. NK ... revised IPSS intermediate and high risk groups, 2) MDA with transfusion dependency, 3) failure to respond or progression of disease on ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/06/2016 - 10:28am.

  4. MDS Patient Becomes a Role Model

    ... and things became very serious. Because the MDS affected our blood counts, and in turn our immune systems, we both caught rare infections ... centers, and nursing homes. She has to get a blood transfusion about once a week now. Because everything happened so suddenly, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/22/2016 - 5:19pm.

  5. Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With High Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    ... doses of chemotherapy before a donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of cancer cells. It may ... involvement of disease Hemoglobin > 8.0 gm/dL, transfusion allowed Serum creatinine < 2.0 x the upper limits of ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/13/2016 - 3:31pm.

  6. Transplantation Basics

    ... are gathered from either bone marrow , umbilical cord blood, and peripheral blood of a suitable donor and are placed in an MDS ... blood. Is there a difference between the terms ‘blood transfusion’ and ‘blood transplantation’? The term transfusion refers ...

    Interview last updated 04/05/2013 - 2:33pm.

  7. FAQs

    ... anemia happens when your bone marrow stops making enough blood-forming stem cells . Most experts believe aplastic anemia occurs ... 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 ...

    Topic section last updated 03/02/2016 - 11:42am.

  8. Heather Putney’s Trials (and Travels) with Aplastic Anemia

    ... to the gynecologist and a painless bruise led to a complete blood count draw, which showed markedly low platelets and hematocrit . ... anemia in the spring of 2012. Within two months, I was transfusion dependent for both red blood cells and platelets. In June, I was ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 08/15/2016 - 8:42am.

  9. Inducible Regulatory T Cells (iTregs) in Non-Myeloablative Sibling Donor Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

    ... HLA -identical sibling donor peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation for the treatment of a high risk ... syndrome with severe pancytopenia , leading to either transfusion dependency or increased risk for infections Performance ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 1:48pm.

  10. HLA-Compatible Related or Unrelated Donors With CD34+ Enriched, T-cell Depleted Peripheral Blood Stem Cells Isolated by the CliniMACS System in the Treatment of Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

    ... of using a system called CliniMACS to remove Tcells from blood stem cells . Removing T-cells may help stop a side effect called ... (MDS): RA//RARS/RCMD with high risk cytogenetic features or transfusion dependence as well as RAEB-1 and RAEB-2 and Acute myelogenous ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:18pm.