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  1. FAQs

    ... anemia happens when your bone marrow stops making enough blood-forming stem cells . Most experts believe aplastic anemia occurs ... older; the average age at diagnosis is 72 * Most often white (Caucasian) Native Americans, African-Americans, Inuits, Asians, and ...

    Topic section last updated 03/02/2016 - 11:43am.

  2. Fludarabine Phosphate, Cyclophosphamide, Total-Body Irradiation, and Donor Bone Marrow Transplant Followed by Donor Natural Killer Cell Therapy, Mycophenolate Mofetil, and Tacrolimus in Treating Patients With Hematologic Cancer

    ... they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Giving an infusion of the donor's T cells ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 12:48pm.

  3. Prognostic value of telomere attrition in patients with aplastic anemia

    ... patients are more likely to have a normalization of their blood counts versus relapse or progress to MDS. Throughout the medical ... to outcome in SAA, telomere length (TL) was measured in the white blood cells of 183 patients treated at the NIH with IST ( ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:25am.

  4. Supportive Care

    ... and is not a cure. This approach includes the use of: Blood transfusions Iron chelation therapy to treat iron ... similar EPO, and comes in the brand name Aranesp®. White blood cell growth factors are sometimes used. These include G-CSF ( ...

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

  5. Transplantation


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

  6. Iron Chelation Therapy

    ... This can be a problem for people who get lots of red blood cell transfusions. Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a ... well tolerated by patients, but it can cause a drop in white blood cell counts, so patients need to have their blood checked ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:40pm.

  7. Matthew J. Walter, MD

    ... a mutation in one of these genes (U2AF1) affects blood cell formation in mice and alters the splicing of RNA in bone marrow ... that mice expressing the mutant U2AF1 gene have low white blood cell counts, similar to that seen in MDS patients. Mutant mouse ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 08/18/2014 - 10:07am.

  8. MDS: Diagnosis

    ... To understand what is causing your symptoms and low blood counts, your doctor will take a detailed medical history. Your doctor may ... sample. If the CBC shows a low number of red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets, your doctor may look at the cells under a ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:42pm.

  9. 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 a score of INT-2 ...

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

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

    ... and just having fun. Then, in August 2009, I had a blood test and it showed something was off with my white and red blood cells. I had a repeat blood test in September and it ...

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