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  1. Iron chelation therapy in myelodysplastic syndromes.

    ... including efficacy, safety, and economic considerations for transfusion-dependent patients with MDS, is provided. SUMMARY: ... treatment. Supportive care measures such as red blood cell transfusions and erythroid colony stimulating factors are ...

    Research Article last updated 10/11/2011 - 5:58pm.

  2. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria in pediatric patients.

    Journal Title:  Pediatr Blood Cancer Primary Author:  ... complications related to thrombosis and 2 patients are transfusion independent with stable disease. CONCLUSION: This report ...

    Research Article last updated 12/12/2011 - 10:07am.

  3. Blood Transfusions

    Page last updated 11/19/2014 - 2:46pm.

  4. SAA Patient Dominique Hughes 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 03/21/2017 - 11:32am.

  5. PNH - Treatment (OLD)

    ... Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion is a safe and common procedure. When you receive a transfusion, ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:09pm.

  6. MEDALIST Trial

    ... (MDS) with ring sideroblasts (≥ 15%) who require Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. Status:  ... as documented by the following criteria: average transfusion requirement of ≥ 2 units/8 weeks of packed red blood cells ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 02/22/2017 - 11:42am.

  7. 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.

  8. Types of Blood Transfusions

    The parts of blood used in a transfusion depend on why the patient needs the transfusion. The two types ... bone marrow failure disease patients are: Red blood cell transfusion Platelet transfusion More on ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2014 - 2:34pm.

  9. 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.

  10. MDS - Treatment (OLD)

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of blasts ... treat infection Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion is a safe and common procedure. When you receive a transfusion, ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:01pm.