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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Efficacy and Safety of Lenalidomide for Treatment of Low-/Intermediate-1-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes with or without 5q Deletion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    ... Lenalidomide could effectively induce red blood cell (RBC) transfusion independence (TI) in patients with lower-risk ...

    Research Article last updated 11/28/2016 - 9:36am.

  4. Transfusion Thresholds, Quality of Life, and Current Approaches in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... Hemoglobin thresholds and triggers for blood transfusions have changed over the years moving from a higher to a lower ... This review article summarizes the current evidence of transfusion thresholds in the hospitalized as well as in the outpatient setting ...

    Research Article last updated 06/23/2016 - 9:55am.

  5. What to Expect Before, During, and After a Blood Transfusion

    Before a Blood Transfusion Before a blood transfusion, a technician or nurse runs a tests to find out the ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2014 - 2:35pm.

  6. Design and rationale of the QUAZAR Lower-Risk MDS (AZA-MDS-003) trial: a randomized phase 3 study of CC-486 (oral azacitidine) plus best supportive care vs placebo plus best supportive care in patients with IPSS lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes and po

    ... thrombocytopenia who may have required red blood cell or platelet transfusions. The overall response rate was ... hematologic improvement in 28 % of patients and RBC transfusion independence sustained for 56 days in 47 % of patients with ...

    Research Article last updated 06/23/2016 - 10:17am.

  7. Patient Inspires Workplace Giving

    ... other patients, we first knew something wasn’t right when blood work from a routine physical showed significantly low blood cell counts. ... tell me to get to a hospital emergency room for a blood transfusion right away. After my first blood transfusion, I saw a ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 06/28/2016 - 8:12am.

  8. NHLBI profiles a member of the Foundation’s patient community.

    ... Article Link:  Tenacity Topples Transfusion: How One Woman’s Determination Helped Her Defeat a Devastating Blood Disease Article Source:  ...

    Article last updated 06/13/2016 - 1:51pm.

  9. The clinical, quality of life, and economic consequences of chronic anemia and transfusion support in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... associated with transfusions, chronic anemia and red blood cell (RBC) transfusion dependence impact negatively on survival and quality of life (QoL), ...

    Research Article last updated 06/15/2012 - 2:03pm.

  10. Recent advances in the pathogenesis and treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

    ... PNH were either supportive treatment - often including blood transfusion , anti- thrombosis prophylaxis, and sometimes ...

    Research Article last updated 06/07/2016 - 10:56am.