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  1. Kathryn (Kate) Bauer, Retired MDS Patient Living Life to the Fullest Since Transplant

    ... and just having fun. Then, in August 2009, I had a blood test and it showed something was off with my white and red blood cells. I had a repeat blood test in September and it improved ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/23/2015 - 9:38am.

  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. Research Retrospective for AA&MDSIF 30th Anniversary - Dr. Neal Young

    ... treating infections, especially fungal infections, excellent blood bank support means that platelets are readily available to most patients, changes in red blood cell transfusion methods have decreased the problem of ...

    Interview last updated 05/08/2013 - 2:51pm.

  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.

  5. North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium Symposium

    ... adults that causes the bone marrow to stop making blood cells.  As with all rare diseases, there is a relative lack of research ... been reported to show mild dysplasia and patchy areas of red blood cell , or erythroid, precursors. However, in the absence of an MDS ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2013 - 4:06pm.

  6. 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.

  7. Lower-Risk MDS: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

    ... or higher-risk. The first criterion is the number of low blood counts, specifically defined as hemoglobin level less than 10 ... transfusion-independent, if they have been needing red blood cell transfusions. Lenalidomide is a pill that is usually taken ...

    Interview last updated 05/18/2012 - 1:28pm.

  8. Interviews with the Experts Comorbidities: When Other Medical Conditions Affect MDS Treatment

    ... emphysema and then gets a pneumonia resulting from the low blood counts that often occur when treatment with azacitidine ... some cases this particular comorbid condition can even help: red cell growth factors like darbepoetin (Aranesp®) or epoetin (Procrit®) can ...

    Interview last updated 11/17/2014 - 9:31am.

  9. Understanding Prognosis in MDS

    ... where the marrow is trying to make the correct amount of all blood cells as evidenced by the high degree of cellular activity—red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets—but is unable to do so. ...

    Interview last updated 05/02/2012 - 4:36pm.

  10. Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD

    ... marrow is a sponge-like tissue inside the bones. Most blood stem cells sit in bone marrow and are capable to differentiate into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Bone marrow failure ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 10/01/2013 - 1:51pm.