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  1. MEDALIST Trial

    ... (MDS) with ring sideroblasts (≥ 15%) who require Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 02/22/2017 - 11:42am.

  2. PNH - Treatment (OLD)

    ... Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion ... 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. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Blood Transfusions

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

  9. Ron Duncan, Texas Walk Committee

    ... I last gave blood in December 2004.  When I went again in March 2005, I was informed that ... a transfusion. Eventually I was diagnosed with pure red cell aplasia, PRCA, a very rare condition where I don't make red blood ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 01/06/2017 - 10:52am.

  10. 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.