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  1. 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.

  2. Special Precautions

    ... a good idea to: Check with your doctor Get a red blood cell count Get treatment for your anemia (blood transfusions or ...

    Topic section last updated 09/08/2017 - 12:34pm.

  3. 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.

  4. Resources to Help

    ... all patients to receive bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant when needed. Patient Advocate Foundation/ Equal ... Nocturna Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER) Feder Foundation: Spanish ...

    Topic section last updated 09/28/2017 - 11:58am.

  5. Symptoms

    ... Hemolysis is the breaking apart of red blood cells. Hemolysis happens when the complement system , a part of your ...

    Topic section last updated 03/29/2016 - 6:18pm.

  6. 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.

  7. AAMDSIF Liviya Anderson Research Fund

    ... age of six, Liviya was taken to the emergency room after her blood work came back from the pediatrician with dangerously low blood counts. ... platelet transfusions immediately. Liviya’s red blood cell count was so low that her body wasn’t getting the oxygen ...

    Research Fund last updated 06/08/2017 - 3:49pm.

  8. 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.

  9. Keith McCrae, MD

    ... risk for the development of thrombosis , or blood clots, that may affect arteries or veins and cause events such as ... is the formation of microparticles. Microparticles are small cell-derived membrane fragments that are constitutively released from cells, ... endothelial cell, platelet , monocyte , and red blood cell -derived microparticles and also examined whether these ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 02/27/2017 - 7:05am.

  10. Special Issues for People with Aplastic Anemia

    ... of these things, it's a good idea to: Get a red blood cell count and a platelet count Get transfusions if ...

    Page last updated 06/08/2017 - 2:07pm.