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  1. EHA S826: Eltrombopag Added to Standard Immunosuppression as First Treatment in Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... is immunosuppressive treatment. This treatment improves blood cell counts in about 60% to 65% of patients with severe aplastic anemia. ... a median 32 days of treatment. They stopped needing red blood cell transfusions after a median 39 days of treatment. Three ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:10am.

  2. Conditioning Regimen and the Transplantation of Unrelated Donor Umbilical Cord Blood in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies.

    ... and radiation at reduced doses followed by a cord blood transplant are at treating cancer. The stem cells chosen for the ... score with life threatening cytopenia (s), including red cell or platelet transfusion dependence. Receipt of at least ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:51pm.

  3. Medical Resources

    ... an expert to find an answer. Blood and Transplant Information Understanding your ... & cellular therapies worldwide. American Red Cross (800) 733-2767 Asians for Miracle Marrow ...

    Page last updated 08/20/2015 - 8:34am.

  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. More is better: Combination therapies for myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... characterized by ineffective maturation of cells, low blood counts, and risk of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia (AML).  ... alpha in lower-risk MDS patients in an effort to reduce red blood cell transfusion dependence. -The current FDA approved ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:14am.

  7. 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.

  8. What to Expect Before, During, and After a Blood Transfusion

    Before a Blood Transfusion Before a blood transfusion, a technician or nurse ... outpatient clinics, or even the patient’s home. Red blood cell transfusions usually take up to four hours. Transfusions of ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2014 - 2:35pm.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.