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  1. South African Girl with PRCA Gets German Match

    ... rare bone marrow failure condition known as pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) . Her bone marrow has gone on strike and she’s not making red blood cells. What caused it remains a mystery, which has stumped doctors from ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:02am.

  2. My Encounter with Aplastic Anemia

    ... doctor told me to go to the hospital right away because my blood counts were extremely low. I had no idea what that meant at the time, and ... my boyfriend, T.J., had turned into hospitals, weekly red blood cell and platelet transfusions, and lots of fear. I was ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:16am.

  3. Family’s Support Spurs Recovery

    ... care in Virginia to have the cysts lanced and was given a blood test during the procedure. On Monday July 14th, I received a call at ... back in the normal range, he had taken off his mask and his red count was approaching normal. Jordan decided to go on with life.  He could ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:45pm.

  4. An Unusual Route to Diagnosis

    ... oncologist every month due to my treatment and she ran blood work every time. My numbers had been a little off for some time prior but ... in my hemoglobin , hematocrit , and my red and white blood cell count. She ran several tests, and I had a ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:12pm.

  5. Gouldsmith Family Pulls Together for Gabby

    ... shins. She also had a persistent ear infection and I noticed red dots ( petechiae ) on her shoulders. I’m a nurse and work for a ... risking of further infection. Tests and the usual blood work were completed and results came back showing severe pancytopenia ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 8:29am.

  6. My Life is Making a Difference

    ... it was serious and even thought it could be leukemia. Blood tests were done, and when my doctor saw the results he called and told me ... for transfusions. Over the course of the next few weeks my red cells and platelets began to respond. By the end of May, I had my last red ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:20am.

  7. Transplant Experience Amplifies Her Desire for Research Career

    ... mosquito bite. While scratching the bite, I discovered red spots on my skin called petechiae . They started appearing all over my hands and feet. After a trip to the doctor, a blood test, and a bone marrow biopsy , my doctor confirmed her ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:47pm.

  8. Symptoms

    ... Low Red Blood Cell Counts A low red blood cell ...

    Topic section last updated 06/12/2018 - 12:50pm.

  9. Ron Carlsen Beats Early Onset MDS; Grapples with Post-Transplant GVHD

    ... I started to bruise easily with no explanation, and my red blood cell count started to drop. Eventually, I was put on epoetin alfa ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/19/2018 - 2:41pm.

  10. Types

    ... French-American-British or FAB system. It is based on how blood and bone marrow cells look. In 1997, the International ... RA (Refractory Anemia ) – Low red blood cell count that can’t be treated with iron or vitamins ...

    Topic section last updated 06/12/2018 - 12:54pm.