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  1. Supportive Care

    ... and is not a cure. This approach includes the use of: Blood transfusions Iron chelation therapy to treat iron ... treatment can work. Aplastic anemia patients may get red blood cell transfusions or platelet transfusions. Iron ...

    Page last updated 08/29/2013 - 4:20pm.

  2. Transplantation Basics

    ... are gathered from either bone marrow , umbilical cord blood, and peripheral blood of a suitable donor and are placed in an MDS ... replacing mature blood cells to treat anemia (from low red blood cell counts) or to increase the platelet count. “Blood ...

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

  3. Interviews with the Experts Managing MDS With Supportive Care and Active Treatment

    ... to giving a specific drug or agent that treats the disease. Blood transfusions are the backbone of supportive care for patients with MDS, ... group of agents used is growth factors.  This includes red blood cell growth factors like erythropoietin (Procrit®) or ...

    Interview last updated 09/22/2014 - 12:25pm.

  4. ASH 2012 - Reviewing MDS Progress from Research and Clinical Perspectives

    ... (Procrit®) or darbepoetin (Aranesp®) work for low red blood cell counts. Romiplostin can be considered a platelet growth ...

    Interview last updated 02/07/2013 - 1:28pm.