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  1. Transplantation Basics

    ... are gathered from either bone marrow , umbilical cord blood, and peripheral blood of a suitable donor and are placed in an MDS ... replacing mature blood cells to treat anemia (from low red blood cell counts) or to increase the platelet count. “Blood ...

    Interview last updated 04/05/2013 - 2:33pm.

  2. Supportive Care

    ... and is not a cure. This approach includes the use of: Blood transfusions Iron chelation therapy to treat iron ... treatment can work. Aplastic anemia patients may get red blood cell transfusions or platelet transfusions. Iron ...

    Page last updated 08/29/2013 - 4:20pm.

  3. What are the treatments for PNH?

    ... your doctor might decide to do nothing but monitor your blood counts if they aren't too low and your symptoms aren't too bad. ... system. This reduces hemolysis , the destruction of red blood cells. Bone marrow/stem cell transplantation (BMT/SCT):  A ...

    FAQ last updated 03/15/2016 - 11:32pm.

  4. Transplantation


    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:45pm.

  5. Special Issues for People with PNH

    ... either of these things, it's a good idea to: Get a red blood cell count Get treatment for your anemia (blood transfusions or ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:59pm.

  6. What is MDS? iPad App

    ... materials provide information about why MDS results in low blood counts, such as anemia (low red blood cell count), neutropenia (low white blood cell count) and ...

    Page last updated 11/01/2013 - 1:25pm.

  7. Duane Draper builds supportive community to help him with MDS and bone marrow transplant

    ... during a  physical, his physician did some routine blood work and discovered that all three of his blood counts were low. ... transfusion as well. Procrit shots increased his red blood cell production while he explored his options for treatment. ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 09/09/2014 - 10:02am.

  8. Overlap Syndromes: When PNH Appears with Aplastic Anemia or MDS

    ... (scarring in the marrow), a chronically high white blood cell or platelet count, especially if they have the JAK2 ... for different reasons. In classic PNH, there is breakdown of red cells and the reticulocyte count is high, but with aplastic anemia, ...

    Interview last updated 05/14/2015 - 1:53pm.

  9. Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation

    ... in our Online Learning Center . What are blood-forming stem cells? Blood cells are made in your bone marrow, a ... of themselves and produce all three types of blood cells – red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. When blood cells are mature ...

    Page last updated 09/30/2014 - 11:47am.

  10. Eltrombopag: Recent Discoveries on Potential New Applications for Aplastic Anemia

    ... in the Hematology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of ... counts in some patients, but also improve white and red blood cell counts. This was a surprising finding, as the drug was ...

    Interview last updated 02/14/2014 - 2:01pm.