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  1. Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation

    ... in our Online Learning Center . What are blood-forming stem cells? Blood cells are made in your bone marrow, a ... produce all three types of blood cells – red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. When blood cells are mature and functional, ...

    Page last updated 09/30/2014 - 11:47am.

  2. MDS—The Past 40 Years. A Look at the Emerging Awareness and Classification of Myelodysplastic Syndromes.

    ... century. Based on the percentage of blasts (young, immature blood cells) in bone marrow and blood, the FAB system had five MDS ... of any or all three types of blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets). From these combined criteria, a ...

    Page last updated 10/19/2015 - 2:29pm.

  3. 2014 Scholarships Awarded to Special Group of Young People

    ... been to Haiti three times. Chris says that surviving a blood disorder has instilled in him a feeling that he can do anything. He was ... always been hard working. She worked as a crew manager at White Castle Hamburgers while she was in high school and is now working her way ...

    Page last updated 10/22/2015 - 8:28am.

  4. 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 ... is the percentage of blasts , or immature white blood cells in the bone marrow , categorized as less than 5%, 5 to ...

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

  5. PNH: Diagnosis

    ... years before they get a correct diagnosis. 3 Types of Blood Cells With PNH, your doctor can usually divide your blood cells ... from your red blood cells. It can also be done on certain white blood cells called granulocytes. FLAER is a new type of flow ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:48pm.

  6. MDS and MDS/MPN: Past, Present, and Future 2014 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Satellite Symposium Summary for Patients and Families

    ... and clinicians use conventional cytogenetics to diagnose blood disorders, predict outcomes in patients with these disorders, and develop ... features of myeloproliferative diseases, such as too many white blood cells. The disease also has features of MDS, such as formation by ...

    Page last updated 03/13/2015 - 5:00pm.

  7. Clinical Trials Report for February 2015

    ... combination will also be studied. hATG is made from horse blood and targets immune cells known as T-lymphocytes. Since T-lymphocytes are ... of MDS. Filgrastim and pegfilgrastim are designed to cause white blood cells to grow. This may help to fight infections and help improve ...

    Page last updated 01/29/2015 - 10:10am.

  8. Research Overview - Recent Past Progress and Projections for the Near-Term

    ... destined to die, which is the reason for peripheral blood cytopenias. So we rely upon studying fresh patient bone marrow specimens ... a receptor called TLR-4 and also directly binds to white blood cell precursors in the bone marrow to activate their cell ...

    Interview last updated 02/10/2014 - 9:40am.

  9. Understanding Prognosis in MDS

    ... where the marrow is trying to make the correct amount of all blood cells as evidenced by the high degree of cellular activity—red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets—but is unable to do so. What does ...

    Interview last updated 05/02/2012 - 4:36pm.

  10. Eltrombopag: Recent Discoveries on Potential New Applications for Aplastic Anemia

    ... in the Hematology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of ... improve platelet counts in some patients, but also improve white and red blood cell counts. This was a surprising finding, as the ...

    Interview last updated 02/14/2014 - 2:01pm.