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  1. Eculizumab in Pregnant Patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

    ... (8%) occurred during the first trimester. Requirements for transfusion of red cells increased during pregnancy, from a mean of 0.14 units ... pregnancy to 0.92 units per month during pregnancy. Platelet transfusions were given in 16 pregnancies. In 54% of pregnancies ...

    Research Article last updated 10/12/2015 - 10:05am.

  2. Jill Whitney – 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 05/26/2015 - 9:29am.

  3. Types of Blood Transfusions

    The parts of blood used in a transfusion depend on why the patient needs the transfusion. The two types ... Red blood cell transfusion Platelet transfusion More on Transfusions What is a Blood ...

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

  4. Blood Transfusions

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

  5. MDS - Treatment (OLD)

    ... treat infection Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion is a safe and common procedure. When you receive a transfusion, ... A transfusion for red blood cells takes 2 to 4 hours. A platelet transfusion takes 30 to 60 minutes. As with any medical ...

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

  6. My MDS Diagnosis and Progression of Treatment

    ... doctor.  First thing was lab work, which showed a high platelet count.  Within a few days, I was sent to a hematologist ... my hemoglobin dropped to 6.3 and I received a blood transfusion . Two weeks ago, the dosage of darbepoetin alfa was increased to ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 12/15/2016 - 11:19am.

  7. HSCT for Patients With Fanconi Anemia Using Risk-Adjusted Chemotherapy (RAFA)

    ... and at least one of the following features: Platelet count <20 x 109/L or platelet transfusion dependence* ANC <1000 x 109/L Hgb <8 gm/dl or red cell ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 05/09/2016 - 3:19pm.

  8. Clinical Utility of Lenalidomide in the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... are near this del(5q) region include those that affect platelet production. Furthermore, the entity of 5q-syndrome (which is ... with anemia were treated with red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell growth factors. The first clinical trial ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:12am.

  9. A Study of Eltrombopag or Placebo in Combination With Azacitidine in Subjects With International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) Intermediate-1, Intermediate-2 or High-risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

    ... . Eltrombopag has been shown to increase platelet counts in patients with thrombocytopenia from various etiologies ( ... placebo on the proportion of subjects who are platelet transfusion free during the first 4 cycles of azacitidine therapy. Key ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/27/2016 - 1:28pm.

  10. Conditioning Regimen and the Transplantation of Unrelated Donor Umbilical Cord Blood in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies.

    ... will be given through the catheter just like a blood transfusion . Transplants done this way have been successful. However, this ... threatening cytopenia (s), including red cell or platelet transfusion dependence. Receipt of at least one cycle of ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:51pm.