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  1. My MDS Diagnosis and Progression of Treatment

    ... care with the assistance of the local oncologist.  I had 2 blood transfusions, in June and October. Currently, I am experiencing ... dosage. Unfortunately, this drug also lowers my red blood cell counts and my hemoglobin along with the platelets. I ...

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

  2. PNH - Treatment (OLD)

    ... Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion ... types of transfusion available for PNH patients are: Red blood cell transfusion Platelet transfusion A transfusion ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:09pm.

  3. Iron Chelation

    ... Basics Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a red blood cell transfusion ...

    Topic section last updated 06/23/2016 - 3:56pm.

  4. Blood Transfusion Safety and Risks

    ... Negative side effects of blood transfusion therapy are uncommon. Blood banks, hospitals, and ... U.S. blood supply extremely safe. Iron Overload  Red blood cells contain iron. Having enough iron in your body is important. ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2014 - 2:36pm.

  5. MDS - Treatment (OLD)

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of blasts ... This type of care includes: Blood transfusions (red blood cells and platelets) Iron chelation to treat iron overload ...

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

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

    ... genes that are important for erythropoiesis (production of red blood cells) and cell cycle regulation. Genes that are near this del(5q) region ...

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

  7. Initial transfusion dependence predicts survival in myelodysplastic syndrome

    ... are major clinical problems in patients with MDS. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion requirement has been incorporated in several ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:17am.

  8. Types of Blood Transfusions

    The parts of blood used in a transfusion depend on why the patient needs the transfusion. ... bone marrow failure disease patients are: Red blood cell transfusion Platelet transfusion More ...

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

  9. Blood Transfusions

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

  10. Treatments

    ... that can cause your bone marrow to make more red blood cells. This can improve anemia . Androgens are sometimes used to ...

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