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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Iron Chelation Therapy

    ... body. This can be a problem for people who get lots of red blood cell transfusions. Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:40pm.

  4. 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.

  5. PNH: Treatments

    ... Here are some treatments for hemolysis and anemia. Blood Transfusions In a blood transfusion , whole blood or parts of ... of transfusion available for PNH patients are: Red blood cell transfusion Platelet transfusion Learn ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:48pm.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. BMT Meant 'It Could Finally Be Over '

    ... was because my hematocrit (the volume percentage of red blood cells in my body), had gone down recently and it had been almost two ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 05/10/2016 - 3:28pm.

  9. Therapies

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

    Page last updated 03/18/2016 - 11:26am.

  10. Treatments

    ... rid of them. That’s because they don’t have enough white blood cells (neutrophils) to fight infection, a condition called ... bone marrow failure diseases to help increase red blood cell , white blood cell or platelet counts. ...

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