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  1. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Dyskeratosis Congenita or Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... by a requirement for red blood cell and platelet transfusions. Three different preparative regimens are included ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/25/2016 - 10:59am.

  2. Moderate, Severe, and Very Severe Aplastic Anemia: How are treatment decisions made?

    ... and may feel fine even though they have a low platelet count -- it can be more difficult to get them to understand there ... and may feel fine even though they have a low platelet count -- it can be more difficult to get them to understand there are ...

    Interview last updated 10/14/2015 - 12:47pm.

  3. Types

    ... is less than 20,000 per microliter.  Your platelet count is less than 20,000 per microliter.  Very Severe ...

    Topic section last updated 04/19/2016 - 3:36pm.

  4. MDS - Treatment (OLD)

    ... A transfusion for red blood cells takes 2 to 4 hours. A platelet transfusion takes 30 to 60 minutes. As with any medical ... donated stem cells engraft, you may need blood and/or platelet transfusions to keep your blood cells numbers up. During this time ...

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

  5. Blood Transfusions: Everything You Need To Know

    ... The difference between red blood cell , platelet and plasma transfusions.  Possible side-effects you may ...

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

  6. Treatments

    ... red blood cell , white blood cell or platelet counts. ...

    Topic section last updated 05/04/2016 - 1:52pm.

  7. “Mom, it’s too late. I’m dying.”

    ... Within an hour, he was getting blood transfusions and platelet transfusions. The emergency room doctors told me that they had ... and would clear itself up.  After many weeks of blood and platelet transfusions and no improvement, we decided to take him to ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2016 - 11:43am.

  8. Eculizumab

    ... does not help increase white blood cell count or platelet cell count. ...

    Topic section last updated 03/29/2016 - 7:20pm.

  9. Horse ATG in Patients With AA or Low/Int-1 Risk MDS

    ... be given a drug called eltrombopag to help increase your platelet counts if you have low platelets or complications related to low ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/27/2016 - 10:30am.

  10. More is better: Combination therapies for myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... -The current FDA approved agents have been tested with platelet boosting agents, such as romiplostim, in an effort to increase platelet counts and decrease clinically significant bleeding. -Other ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:14am.