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  1. MDS Drug Therapy

    ... sub-types of MDS Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) for transfusion-dependent MDS patients with isolated del(5q) and with a low or ... blood counts (most often the white cell count and platelet count) Diarrhea or constipation Tiredness and weakness ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:26pm.

  2. Lower-Risk MDS: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

    ... neutrophil count less than 1,800/uL and platelet count less than 100,000/mm3. The second criterion is the ... cation–based Prognostic Scoring System (WPSS), which takes transfusion dependence into account, along with the three factors in the IPSS, ...

    Interview last updated 05/18/2012 - 1:28pm.

  3. Kathryn (Kate) Bauer, Retired MDS Patient Living Life to the Fullest Since Transplant

    ... where I had several more red blood cell and platelet transfusions.  During the first ten months of chemotherapy, ... 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 human ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/23/2015 - 9:38am.

  4. FAQs

    ... counts go up you are less likely to need blood from a donor (transfusion), your quality of life becomes better and your symptoms are not as ... in the brand name Aranesp. White cell growth factors and platelet growth factors are also available and used in some patients ...

    Topic section last updated 03/02/2016 - 11:42am.

  5. Transplantation Basics

    ... blood. Is there a difference between the terms ‘blood transfusion’ and ‘blood transplantation’? The term transfusion refers ... low red blood cell counts) or to increase the platelet count. “Blood transplantation” is not a good term, but it ...

    Interview last updated 04/05/2013 - 2:33pm.

  6. Immunosuppression and Stem Cell Transplantation – How Are These Treatments Chosen?

    ... which is a natural hormone that stimulates platelet production. There are some concerns about its use of because some ... long term control of the disease, lessened the need for transfusion or even complete transfusion independent, and lessen the risk of ...

    Interview last updated 07/15/2015 - 10:19am.

  7. Medical Resources

    ... An international association working to advance transfusion & cellular therapies worldwide. American Red Cross ... Advocacy & support group for rare diseases. Platelet Disorder Support Association (888) 528-3538 ...

    Page last updated 08/20/2015 - 8:34am.

  8. Clinical Trials Report for January 2016

    ... by a requirement for red blood cell and platelet transfusions. Three different preparative regimens are included ... is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of imetelstat in transfusion dependent participants with low or intermediate-1 risk ...

    Page last updated 01/07/2016 - 10:57am.

  9. The Diagnostic Spectrum of MDS, MDS/MPN, and MF Reference Card

    ... that incorporates prognostic information from karyotype, platelet count, and transfusion status. JCO 2011;29(4): 392. View this article on PubMed ...

    Page last updated 01/28/2015 - 10:43am.

  10. 2013 Scholarships Awarded to Special Group of Young People

    ... the friend who sat by my side for my first blood transfusion and made me a charm bracelet to commemorate the occasion; my ... of aplastic anemia in March 2011. Receiving blood and platelet transfusions on a frequent basis, she did not want to give up on ...

    Page last updated 06/24/2015 - 10:22am.