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  1. ASCO Updates Platelet Transfusion Guideline Prophylaxis unnecessary for adults undergoing HSCT

    ... stem-cell transplants (HSCT) may safely delay platelet infusion until the first sign of bleeding, as opposed to ... infusion, according to an updated guideline for platelet transfusion in patients with cancer. The recommendation, which applies ...

    Research Article last updated 12/06/2017 - 11:23am.

  2. My Life is Making a Difference

    ... began to respond. By the end of May, I had my last red cell transfusion and by early June had my last platelet transfusion . One side effect of treatment with cyclosporine is ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:20am.

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

    ... 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 speak. I asked her to ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:49pm.

  4. My Encounter with Aplastic Anemia

    ... turned into hospitals, weekly red blood cell and platelet transfusions, and lots of fear. I was treated at Barnes Jewish ... I responded better, and my counts were able to stay above transfusion level for a little over a year. T.J. and I got married in 2009 and ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:16am.

  5. Updates from John and Isabella!

    ... take longer to come back, so that’s still a daily transfusion. We’re getting some numbers also about the current ratios of the ... to know this. The CMV medicine negatively affected his platelet counts for a while, but nothing else. So besides that, his counts ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:08pm.

  6. Since my diagnosis, my mission has been to fight back

    ... I received numerous blood transfusions and over 100 platelet transfusions. Eventually, things started turning around. Our ... completed my 34th cycle of azacitidine and have not needed a transfusion in over 2 1/2 years. It has now been four years since my relapse, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:40am.

  7. Aplastic anemia during pregnancy: a review of obstetric and anesthetic considerations

    ... outcomes, and plan peripartum interventions. Conservative transfusion management is critical to prevent alloimmunization. Although a safe threshold- platelet count for neuraxial anesthesia has not been established, selection ...

    Research Article last updated 04/11/2018 - 11:12am.

  8. Development and validation of a model to predict platelet response to romiplostim in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... levels and limited red blood cell transfusion history can predict response to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents ... between endogenous thrombopoietin (THPO) levels and platelet response to romiplostim is unknown. Variables including baseline ...

    Research Article last updated 08/04/2014 - 8:33am.

  9. Builds supportive community to help him with MDS and bone marrow transplant

    ... severely bleeding gums, for which he required his first platelet transfusion . Continuing drops in hemoglobin levels necessitated a ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:50am.

  10. Red Blood Cell Transfusion Dependency and Hyperferritinemia Are Associated with Impaired Survival in Patients Diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Results from the First Polish MDS-PALG Registry

    ... are the only treatment option for about 40% of patients. Transfusion-dependent patients develop secondary iron overload . The ... RBC-transfusion dependence (p = 0.0033; HR 2.67L), platelet transfusion dependence (p = 0.0071; HR 3.321), hemoglobin ...

    Research Article last updated 10/06/2016 - 1:01pm.