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  1. Denise Beauchemin - 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 04/12/2017 - 7:12am.

  2. SAA patient finds unrelated donor match in 2 weeks

    ... Retired Richland sergeant battling rare blood disease, awaiting marrow transplant Article ... Amon Park Drive. The event will be handled by the American Red Cross and Be The Match. People who are healthy, between 18 and 44, and ...

    Article last updated 03/21/2017 - 11:19am.

  3. Identifying bone marrow failure in children

    ... disorders typically have some features in common: low blood counts due to poor blood cell production; congenital anomalies; and ... age 30 or a cousin/sibling had leukemia at age 7, that's a red flag. Neutropenia is common and not a reason for referral in and ...

    Article last updated 03/15/2017 - 10:08am.

  4. Prophylactic RhCE and Kell antigen matching: impact on alloimmunization in transfusion-dependent patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... (MDS) become transfusion-dependent and are at risk for red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization. This study compared alloimmunization ...

    Research Article last updated 02/03/2017 - 11:00am.

  5. Decision points in the treatment of transfusional iron overload in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes: why, when, and how to chelate

    ... underlying disease process in MDS and frequent use of red blood cell transfusions lead to iron accumulation and ultimately organ ...

    Research Article last updated 01/26/2017 - 10:17am.

  6. 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.

  7. Strong results for SAA patients at Johns Hopkins

    ... regimen, published online Dec. 22, 2016, in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the Johns Hopkins team says that more than a ... bone marrow cells, which gradually stop producing red and white blood cells and platelets. Patients must receive frequent ...

    Article last updated 02/07/2017 - 11:05am.

  8. MDS expert finds promising antibody

    ... Researchers find new way to target blood stem cell cancers Article Source:  ... of leukemic stem cells become incapable of maturing into red or white blood cells as intended. Most leukemias respond initially to ...

    Article last updated 01/26/2017 - 1:14pm.

  9. Recent advances in the treatment of lower-risk non-del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)

    ... aim of treatment is to improve anemia and decrease red blood cell transfusions. For transfusion-dependent patients with lower-risk ...

    Research Article last updated 12/09/2016 - 2:50pm.

  10. Efficacy and Safety of Lenalidomide for Treatment of Low-/Intermediate-1-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes with or without 5q Deletion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    ... Lenalidomide could effectively induce red blood cell (RBC) transfusion independence (TI) in patients with ...

    Research Article last updated 11/28/2016 - 9:36am.