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  1. Updates from John and Isabella!

    ... It’s just getting started. I have been through blood work (phlebotomy) and I had to take a survey on mental/emotional outlook. ... taken care of.   You can see here (shows lab report) my white blood count and hemoglobin are in the low side of the normal ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 01/10/2018 - 2:38pm.

  2. What is a complete blood count test (CBC)?

    ... important test your doctor will ask you to get is a complete blood count, or CBC for short. The CBC measures the number of each blood cell ... of blood. A low count is called anemia . White blood cell count ( WBC ) measures the actual number of white ...

    FAQ last updated 01/04/2018 - 12:09pm.

  3. Luspatercept for the treatment of anaemia in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (PACE-MDS): a multicentre, open-label phase 2 dose-finding study with long-term extension study

    ... or non-proliferative chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia ( white blood cell count <13 000/μL), and had anaemia with or without red ...

    Research Article last updated 09/18/2017 - 1:38pm.

  4. New treatment approved for certain high-risk AML

    ... bone marrow and results in an increased number of white blood cells in the bloodstream. The National Cancer Institute at the National ...

    Article last updated 08/30/2017 - 7:18am.

  5. Flu Season Update

    ... that viral infections including influenza, can suppress the blood counts, so actually getting the flu may cause more problems. For ... can cause a low-grade fever, so patients who have low white blood cell counts ( neutropenia ) should discuss any fevers ...

    Facts for Life last updated 02/01/2018 - 3:49pm.

  6. Standardized High-Sensitivity Flow Cytometry Testing for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria in Children with Acquired Bone Marrow Failure Disorders: A Single Center U.S. Study

    ... (PNH) is a rare, acquired hematopoietic stem cell disorder that has not been well documented in children, particularly those ... and CD235a/CD59 panels were used for white blood cell and red blood cell testing, respectively. RESULTS: ...

    Research Article last updated 06/26/2017 - 9:22am.

  7. Jill Minden’s Encounter with Aplastic Anemia

    ... doctor told me to go to the hospital right away because my blood counts were extremely low. I had no idea what that meant at the time, and ... While waiting for them to determine a course of care, my white blood count bottomed out and I developed pneumonia. I was hospitalized ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 09/05/2017 - 10:57am.

  8. Marrow protein may be key to SCT success

    ... hematopoetic stem cells , the precursors to every blood cell type. These cells spring into action following bone marrow ... function, like regulating the exit of mature leukocytes [white blood cells] from the marrow into the periphery,” Hajishengallis said, ...

    Article last updated 08/29/2017 - 11:18am.

  9. Jane Massey’s Story

    ... oncologist every month due to my treatment and she ran blood work every time. My numbers had been a little off for some time prior but ... hemoglobin , hematocrit , and my red and white blood cell count. She ran several tests, and I had a liver biopsy.  ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/11/2017 - 7:29am.

  10. Gouldsmith Family Pulls Together for Gabby

    ... short time set off alarms for me. I took Gabby to Dr. Robin White's pediatric practice (where I work) for further examination. Dr. White ... risking of further infection. Tests and the usual blood work were completed and results came back showing severe pancytopenia ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/06/2017 - 9:40am.