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  1. Finding a Stem Cell Donor

    ... thinks you may be a candidate for a bone marrow / stem cell transplant in the future, start looking for a donor right away. ... ( HLA ) type. HLA are proteins found on most cells in your body. Your immune system uses these proteins as markers to ...

    Page last updated 05/14/2015 - 9:46am.

  2. Know Your Treatment Options

    ... A bone marrow transplant (BMT) is also called a stem cell transplant (SCT) or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).The procedure replaces unhealthy blood-forming stem cells with healthy ones and offers some patients the possibility of a cure. But ...

    Topic section last updated 03/29/2016 - 9:04pm.

  3. Myelodysplastic syndromes: What do hospitalists need to know?

    ... a blood disorder characterized by ineffective production of cells leading to low blood counts and risk of development of acute myeloid ... decitabine (Dacogen®), intensive chemotherapy, and stem cell transplantation.  Patients tend to tolerate azacitidine and ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:21am.

  4. Incidence and Burden of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... -MDS is a disorder of the bone marrow where cells are not maturing properly resulting in low blood counts, increasing the ... be considered for a clinical trial or allogeneic stem cell transplant if available.  This is a large unmet need in MDS.  ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:11am.

  5. BMT Meant 'It Could Finally Be Over '

    ... my hematocrit (the volume percentage of red blood cells in my body), had gone down recently and it had been almost two weeks ... and Beyond In January 2014, I received a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor . My transplant ended ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 05/10/2016 - 3:28pm.

  6. Combined Bone Marrow and Renal Transplantation for Hematologic Disorders With End Stage Renal Disease

    ... or other hematologic disorder for which hematopoietic stem cell transplantation would be ordinarily indicated and the reversal of ... a related donor Donor bone marrow (> 2 x 10e8 nucleated cells/kg of recipient body weight) is prepared for infusion according to the ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/06/2016 - 3:04pm.

  7. Randomized Trial of Lenalidomide, Bortezomib, Dexamethasone vs High-Dose Treatment With SCT in MM Patients up to Age 65 (DFCI 10-106)

    ... and cyclophosphamide , the drugs used during stem cell collection and transplant, are also approved by the FDA. Melphalan is ... <50,000/mm3, within 21 days of registration ANC <1,000 cells/mm3, within 21 days of registration Hemoglobin <8 g/dL, ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 05/23/2016 - 3:45pm.

  8. Eltrombopag in aplastic anemia

    ... chemotherapy ) plus healthy hematopoietic progenitor cells; or with lymphotoxic drugs, such as ATG and cyclosporine . ... who fail horse ATG still respond to alternative IST), or a stem cell depletion in the absence of active immune attack. The latter ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:13am.

  9. Nonmyeloablative Peripheral Blood Mobilized Hematopoietic Precursor Cell Transplantation for Sickle Cell Disease and Beta-thalassemia in People With Higher Risk of Transplant Failure

    ... Our ongoing nonmyeloablative allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplant protocol (03-H-0170) for patients with ... recipient who had pre-existing allo-antibody to donor red cells from previous transfusions. Also we have excluded another group of ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 9:09am.

  10. Kathryn (Kate) Bauer, Retired MDS Patient Living Life to the Fullest Since Transplant

    ... and it showed something was off with my white and red blood cells. I had a repeat blood test in September and it improved slightly, but my ... as my primary caregiver. In January 2011, I received a stem cell bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor from the ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/23/2015 - 9:38am.