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  1. Donate Blood, Platelets, or Bone Marrow

    ... Your donation of blood, platelets, bone marrow , or umbilical cord blood help patients ... More information can be found through the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org or America's Blood Centers® at ...

    Page last updated 12/16/2013 - 12:31pm.

  2. Supportive Care

    ... 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. North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium Symposium

    ... adults that causes the bone marrow to stop making blood cells.  As with all rare diseases, there is a relative lack of research ... been reported to show mild dysplasia and patchy areas of red blood cell , or erythroid, precursors. However, in the absence of an MDS ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2013 - 4:06pm.

  4. Patient Education Materials

    ... patient guide on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) begins with blood basics, MDS classifications, and then specifics on symptoms, tests, ... Bone Marrow Failure Disease: Resulting from successive red blood cell transfusions that some patients may receive, excess iron in ...

    Page last updated 11/06/2013 - 4:28pm.

  5. 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.

  6. Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD

    ... marrow is a sponge-like tissue inside the bones. Most blood stem cells sit in bone marrow and are capable to differentiate into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Bone marrow failure ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 10/01/2013 - 1:51pm.

  7. Research Retrospective for AA&MDSIF 30th Anniversary - Dr. Neal Young

    ... treating infections, especially fungal infections, excellent blood bank support means that platelets are readily available to most patients, changes in red blood cell transfusion methods have decreased the problem of ...

    Interview last updated 05/08/2013 - 2:51pm.

  8. ASH 2012 - Reviewing MDS Progress from Research and Clinical Perspectives

    ... (Procrit®) or darbepoetin (Aranesp®) work for low red blood cell counts. Romiplostin can be considered a platelet growth ...

    Interview last updated 02/07/2013 - 1:28pm.

  9. Lower-Risk MDS: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

    ... or higher-risk. The first criterion is the number of low blood counts, specifically defined as hemoglobin level less than 10 ... transfusion-independent, if they have been needing red blood cell transfusions. Lenalidomide is a pill that is usually taken ...

    Interview last updated 05/18/2012 - 1:28pm.

  10. Treating Higher-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... abnormalities seen in the MDS cells, and the degree of low blood counts, indicating if the red blood cells, white cells, or platelets are low. We consider people who get ...

    Interview last updated 05/18/2012 - 1:55pm.