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  1. Alternative Donor Transplantation with High-Dose Post-Transplantation Cyclophosphamide for Refractory Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... Journal Title:  Biol Blood Marrow Transplant Primary ... was 25 (range, 2 to 58) days, and to last platelet transfusion to keep platelets counts over 50 × 103/mm3 was 27.5 ...

    Research Article last updated 01/24/2017 - 10:04am.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

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

    Before a Blood Transfusion Before a blood transfusion, a technician or nurse runs ...

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

  7. 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.

  8. First-in Human Clinical Transplant Trial for Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... There was concurrent interest in using unrelated cord blood transplants and in using half-matched (haploidentical) donors for this ... cord blood stem cells, not the haplo cells. He is currently transfusion independent, has normal blood counts, and with the exception of ...

    Interview last updated 10/04/2017 - 1:36pm.

  9. 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.

  10. Foundation Update - July 2016

    ... to play with my friends. I have to go the hospital to get transfusion blood. Everyone at the hospital says people are working hard to find medicines, ...

    Article last updated 10/09/2017 - 2:53pm.