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  1. 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.

  2. Personalized medicine for MDS

    ... patients into “lower-risk” disease, where improvement in blood counts is the main goal of therapy, and “higher-risk” disease, where ... agents (ESAs) as a single agent reduces transfusion dependence in about 50% of lower-risk MDS patients.  However, no ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:44am.

  3. Brittany Springer – Aplastic Anemia Patient “Just Focused on Beating It”

    ... due to my work and school schedule. She ran a regular CBC blood test.  The next day,  I was surprised to see I had missed a call ... she thought I might have leukemia. She told me I needed a transfusion (my platelet count was 56). I was so upset I could not ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:29pm.

  4. Iron Chelation

    ... Basics Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a red blood cell transfusion you are putting more iron in your body. Your body has no good ...

    Topic section last updated 06/23/2016 - 3:56pm.

  5. Blood Transfusions

    Blood Transfusions A transfusion usually involves only certain parts of blood. These might be the red blood cells, platelets or plasma . Rarely ...

    Topic section last updated 03/29/2016 - 7:17pm.

  6. Blood Transfusions: Everything You Need To Know

    ... Blood transfusions are a safe and common procedure that are used to treat blood ... 2016, Dr. Daria Babushok begins by walking you through the transfusion process and the different types of transfusions. She then explains ...

    LMS Item last updated 06/10/2016 - 1:24pm.

  7. Blood Transfusions: Everything You Need To Know

    ... Blood transfusions are a safe and common procedure that are used to treat blood ... Dr. Daria Babushok will begin by walking you through the transfusion process and the different types of transfusions. She will then ...

    LMS Item last updated 06/10/2016 - 1:24pm.

  8. 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.

  9. Reduced Intensity Conditioning in Patients Aged ≤35 With Non-Malignant Disorders Undergoing UCBT, BMT, or PBSCT (RIC HSCT NMD)

    ... (MUD) bone marrow transplant (BMT) or peripheral blood stem cell transplant (PBSCT) in patients with non-malignant disorders ... Blackfan Anemia (DBA) • other congenital transfusion dependent anemias Patients with sickle disease must have one or ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/13/2016 - 2:18pm.

  10. Initial transfusion dependence predicts survival in myelodysplastic syndrome

    ... PubMed Abstract:  Initial transfusion frequency and survival in myelodysplastic syndromes: hopping onto a ... are major clinical problems in patients with MDS. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion requirement has been incorporated in several ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:17am.