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  1. "You Can't Beat Me!"

    ... system. Taking ten different medications at one time and transfusion dependent, Derek missed a year of school. “I navigated ... people were added to the registry. By 2012, Derek’s blood counts returned to normal and he received his first Matthew ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/25/2016 - 10:47am.

  2. 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 Cross ...

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

  3. What are the treatments for MDS?

    ... 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 03/15/2016 - 11:31pm.

  4. 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 03/15/2016 - 11:30pm.

  5. MDS Diagnostic Spectrum

    ... scoring system for myelodysplastic syndromes . Blood. 2012:120(12):2454 WPSS Malcovati L et al. Time-dependent ... information from karyotype, platelet count and transfusion status. JCO 2011;29(4): 392. ...

    Topic section last updated 03/11/2016 - 12:23am.

  6. Clinical Trials Report for January 2016

    ... failure characterized by a requirement for red blood cell and platelet transfusions. Three different preparative ... is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of imetelstat in transfusion dependent participants with low or intermediate-1 risk ...

    Page last updated 01/07/2016 - 10:57am.

  7. Nursing Education Modules on MDS Disease Management and Patient Education

    ... – individualized therapy, minimal toxicity, improvement of blood counts, transfusion independence , delay of leukemic transformation, improved ...

    Page last updated 04/27/2015 - 2:44pm.

  8. 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.

  9. Research Retrospective for AA&MDSIF 30th Anniversary - Dr. Neal Young

    ... treating infections, especially fungal infections, excellent blood bank support means that platelets are readily available to most patients, changes in red blood cell transfusion methods have decreased the problem of alloimmunization, and ...

    Interview last updated 05/08/2013 - 2:51pm.

  10. Kathryn (Kate) Bauer, Retired MDS Patient Living Life to the Fullest Since Transplant

    ... and just having fun. Then, in August 2009, I had a blood test and it showed something was off with my white and red blood cells. I ... and they had to use a needle in my veins for every test and transfusion. I became resistant to the platelets and had to have special human ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/23/2015 - 9:38am.