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  1. Platelet drug shows clinical benefits for severe, unresponsive aplastic anemia

    ... on our trial went on successfully to have allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Are there any side effects? Very few. At ... National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Cynthia Elizabeth ...

    Interview last updated 07/06/2012 - 3:42pm.

  2. Special Issues for People with Aplastic Anemia

    ... of these things, it's a good idea to: Get a red blood cell count and a platelet count Get transfusions if ...

    Page last updated 06/08/2017 - 2:07pm.

  3. Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA)

    Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA) ... precursors (reticulocytes) in the marrow and a low red blood cell count. The amounts of white blood cells and platelet ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:14pm.

  4. Transfusion Thresholds, Quality of Life, and Current Approaches in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... Hemoglobin thresholds and triggers for blood transfusions have changed over the years moving from a higher to a lower ... clinical trials are looking for a more liberal approach of red cell transfusion and the effect on quality of life as opposed to the ...

    Research Article last updated 06/23/2016 - 9:55am.

  5. Can iron overload in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes be reduced using erythropoiesis-stimulating agents?

    ... Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) may reduce red blood cell transfusion requirements. MDS patients receiving ESA were ...

    Research Article last updated 12/09/2015 - 8:52am.

  6. Optimizing Cord Blood and Haploidentical Aplastic Anemia Transplantation (BMT CTN 1502) (CHAMP)

    ... phase II study with one arm receiving unrelated cord blood transplantation and the other arm receiving haploidentical ... separately in the 2 arms at 1 year post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Status:  ... of 4.0 x10^7/kg (sum of unit 1 and unit 2). For non- red blood cell depleted units, the minimum pre-cryopreserved TNC dose is ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 05/22/2017 - 11:00am.

  7. Alina Dulau Florea, MD

    ... , some bone marrow cells and their progeny in the blood lack an important cell surface component that functions as an anchor for ... system. The result of this deficiency is a breakdown of red cells. If large quantities of red cells are destroyed, people become very ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 06/08/2017 - 10:39am.

  8. Simona Pagliuca, MD

    ... there are damaged. This causes a deficiency of all three blood cell types ( pancytopenia ): red blood cells ( anemia ), white blood cells (leukopenia), and platelets ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 06/08/2017 - 10:43am.

  9. Polymorphism of the complement receptor 1 gene correlates with hematological response to eculizumab in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

    ... the response is variable and some patients remain red blood cell transfusion -dependent. In 72 patients with hemolytic Paroxysmal ...

    Research Article last updated 09/26/2013 - 3:28pm.

  10. Jordan Brown - Family’s Support Spurs Recovery

    ... care in Virginia to have the cysts lanced and was given a blood test during the procedure. On Monday July 14th, I received a call at ... back in the normal range, he had taken off his mask and his red count was approaching normal. Jordan decided to go on with life.  He could ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 10/12/2015 - 8:11am.