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  1. Treatments

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of  ... A blood transfusion is a safe and common procedure. Most people who have a bone ...

    Topic section last updated 04/06/2018 - 12:30pm.

  2. 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 ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:43am.

  3. Outcomes and healthcare utilization in children and young adults with aplastic anemia: A multiinstitutional analysis

    ... Journal Title:  Pediatr Blood Cancer Primary Author:  ... interval [CI] 0.6-2.58, P = 0.567), while every platelet transfusion was associated with higher mortality (OR 1.37, 95% CI ...

    Research Article last updated 07/18/2017 - 10:32am.

  4. SAA Patient Contributes to NIH Research

    ... I was 19 years old when I found out that I had low blood counts. At this time I was just starting college and also working three ... my blood counts, I started to get extremely sick and became transfusion dependent. My blood counts started to dramatically drop. I was very ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:27am.

  5. Ashley Oakes – Blessed to Have Her Son, Her Family, and Her Life

    ... out a rash that had formed on my legs. She sent me for a blood test that afternoon. I went for the blood test at 2 p.m. and at 5 p.m. my ... at treatment. Slowly things began to improve. My last transfusion was just before New Years Eve 2010. The Hickman line was removed ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:09am.

  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. Lenalidomide use in myelodysplastic syndromes: Insights into the biologic mechanisms and clinical applications

    ... by ineffective hematopoiesis leading to blood cytopenias and a variable risk of progression into acute myeloid leukemia ... of chromosome 5 (5q-), where it leads to high rates of transfusion independence and cytogenetic responses. Furthermore, ...

    Research Article last updated 02/21/2017 - 9:34am.

  9. 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.

  10. How I treat acquired aplastic anemia

    ... Journal Title:  Blood Primary Author:  ... with immunosuppressive agents (IST), leading to transfusion independence , or complete recovery of peripheral blood counts, ...

    Research Article last updated 02/03/2017 - 9:51am.