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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Clinical Trials Report for April 2014

    ... aplastic anemia who need treatment for significantly low blood cell counts. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center ... reaction of transplanted donor T-lymphocytes (a kind of white blood cell ) against the recipient's body and organs. Study subjects ...

    Page last updated 04/18/2014 - 3:36pm.

  5. Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD

    ... marrow is a sponge-like tissue inside the bones. Most blood stem cells sit in bone marrow and are capable to differentiate into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Bone marrow failure occurs when stem ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 10/01/2013 - 1:51pm.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Interviews with the Experts Pioneering Quality of Life Research for MDS Patients

    ... a health services researcher, which means I focus on how blood cancers affect populations at large. While I was learning how to take ... have a response to eltrombopag, whether platelets, white or red blood cells or any combination. Some actually were tri-lineage, ...

    Interview last updated 04/03/2014 - 2:13pm.

  9. Issues for Parents of Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure Patients

    ... at the Medical College of Wisconsin and director of the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Children's Hospital of ... they respond. I think the yellow wristband or the red and white wristbands are a reminder that one has had a disease. Most of our ...

    Page last updated 06/20/2011 - 12:10pm.