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  1. Palifermin With Leuprolide Acetate for the Promotion of Immune Recovery Following Total Body Irradiation Based T-Cell Depleted Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

    ... recover faster following a stem cell transplant . Blood stem cells are very young blood cells that grow in the body to become red or white blood cells or platelets. The transplant uses stem cells in the ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 1:11pm.

  2. Incidence and Burden of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... where cells are not maturing properly resulting in low blood counts, increasing the risk of infection, bleeding, and fatigue.  It is ... Medicare costs and require more hospital services.  -Red-blood cell transfusion dependence is associated with increased mortality ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:11am.

  3. Graft-Versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis in Treating Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Undergoing Unrelated Donor Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant

    ... undergoing unrelated donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant . Giving chemotherapy and total-body ... may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 1:49pm.

  4. Epoetin Alfa

    ... Epoetin alfa can help improve red blood cell counts in bone marrow failure disease patients whose ...

    Drug last updated 03/24/2016 - 12:32pm.

  5. Darbepoetin Alfa

    ... agents (ESAs). Darbepoetin alfa can help improve red blood cell counts in bone marrow failure patients whose natural ...

    Drug last updated 03/24/2016 - 12:32pm.

  6. What is 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 03/15/2016 - 11:40pm.

  7. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in the Treatment of Infant Leukemia

    ... , and melphalan, before a donor umbilical cord blood stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of abnormal or cancer ... they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 9:56am.

  8. Blood Transfusion Safety and Risks

    Negative side effects of blood transfusion therapy are uncommon. Blood banks, hospitals, and ... U.S. blood supply extremely safe. Iron Overload  Red blood cells contain iron. Having enough iron in your body is important. ... . Iron overload can happen in people who have many red blood cell transfusions. Other Risks Allergic Reactions Some people ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2014 - 2:36pm.

  9. Growth Factors

    ... Growth factors cause your bone marrow to produce more blood cells. They may be helpful for some patients, but they do not replace immunosuppressive therapy. Red cell growth factor is called erythropoietin or EPO for short. It is ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:43pm.

  10. Yttrium Y 90 Anti-CD45 Monoclonal Antibody BC8 Followed by Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With High-Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or Myelodysplastic Syndrome

    ... and total-body irradiation (TBI) before a donor peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) or bone marrow transplant helps stop the growth ... they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 1:11pm.