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  1. Treatments

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of  ... bone marrow failure diseases to help increase red blood cell , white blood cell or platelet counts. ...

    Topic section last updated 04/06/2018 - 12:30pm.

  2. MDS - Basics

    ... the bone marrow cells do not develop into mature blood cells. Instead, these blood cells stay within the bone marrow in an ... What are the 3 Basic Types of Blood Cells? Red blood cells (RBCs) are also called erythrocytes. They make up almost half ...

    Topic section last updated 04/06/2018 - 12:33pm.

  3. Resources to Help

    ... out about current financial assistance programs for eligible blood cancer patients.  Financial assistance may provide help for travel and ... Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER) Feder Foundation: ...

    Topic section last updated 02/22/2018 - 9:51am.

  4. Flu Season Update

    ... that viral infections including influenza, can suppress the blood counts, so actually getting the flu may cause more problems. For ... a few case reports of incidents of hemolysis (when red blood cells are destroyed) after receiving a flu shot. Although case ...

    Facts for Life last updated 02/01/2018 - 3:49pm.

  5. Alina Dulau Florea, MD

    ... , some bone marrow cells and their progeny in the blood lack an important cell surface component that functions as an anchor for ... system. The result of this deficiency is a breakdown of red cells. If large quantities of red cells are destroyed, people become very ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 01/12/2018 - 9:50am.

  6. What is a complete blood count test (CBC)?

    ... important test your doctor will ask you to get is a complete blood count, or CBC for short. The CBC measures the number of each blood cell ... the types of information the CBC measures. Red blood cell count ( RBC ) measures the actual number of red blood ...

    FAQ last updated 01/04/2018 - 12:09pm.

  7. What is PNH?

    ... ( paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria ) is a very rare blood disease that causes red blood cells to break apart. PNH occurs because of a genetic change to some ...

    FAQ last updated 01/04/2018 - 12:12pm.

  8. Optimizing Cord Blood and Haploidentical Aplastic Anemia Transplantation (BMT CTN 1502) (CHAMP)

    ... phase II study with one arm receiving unrelated cord blood transplantation and the other arm receiving haploidentical ... separately in the 2 arms at 1 year post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). ... of 4.0 x10^7/kg (sum of unit 1 and unit 2). For non- red blood cell depleted units, the minimum pre-cryopreserved TNC dose is ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 12/19/2017 - 7:55am.

  9. ASCO Updates Platelet Transfusion Guideline Prophylaxis unnecessary for adults undergoing HSCT

    ... in 2015 by the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) and the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine ... immunoprophylaxis - Leukoreduction of platelet and red blood cell products to reduce the risk of alloantibody-mediated ...

    Research Article last updated 12/06/2017 - 11:23am.

  10. What are supportive therapies, also called supportive care?

    ... supportive care includes the following: Blood transfusions to raise blood cell counts Antibiotics to treat ... iron overload , a side effect of having many red blood cell       transfusions Growth factors that are ...

    FAQ last updated 11/14/2017 - 2:29pm.