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  1. 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.

  2. 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 04/26/2018 - 10:43am.

  3. Patient Trusts Her Instincts in Finding the Right Treatment

    ... classes.   But I did get a cancer diagnosis -- a rare blood cancer called MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome). Specifically, it was the ... using a five day/1-hour infusion.  It dropped my white blood cells very low, my red cell count to 6.7 and my platelets to 11.  ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 05/10/2018 - 11:01am.

  4. My Son's Aplastic Anemia

    ... – his hemoglobin was 31, platelets were 3 and his white cell count was 0. The doctors were amazed he was still alive. My ... platelet transfusions, as well as some red blood cell transfusions. Jamie had ATG treatment in April, 2014 and ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 9:57am.

  5. Strong results for SAA patients at Johns Hopkins

    ... regimen, published online Dec. 22, 2016, in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the Johns Hopkins team says that more than a ... bone marrow cells, which gradually stop producing red and white blood cells and platelets. Patients must receive frequent blood ...

    Article last updated 02/07/2017 - 11:05am.

  6. Thankful to Be Here and Alive

    ... hand, did not. Being a physician, he ordered a CBC (complete blood count). The bruising, along with the prolonged illness, really worried ... came out of my doctor’s mouth: cancer. He thought with my white cell count so low that leukemia was a possibility. He called several ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:42am.

  7. Distinct mutation profile and prognostic relevance in patients with hypoplastic myelodysplastic syndromes (h-MDS)

    ... criteria were recruited. h-MDS patients had lower PB white blood cell and blast counts, and lower BM blast percentages, than those ...

    Research Article last updated 09/19/2016 - 11:07am.

  8. Platelet drug shows clinical benefits for severe, unresponsive aplastic anemia

    ... on our trial went on successfully to have allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Are there any side effects? Very few. At ... National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ...

    Interview last updated 07/06/2012 - 3:42pm.

  9. Shares her 11-year-old daughter's story

    ... had reached age where this should happen. So the usual blood tests were run and through that the problem was discovered. The next day ... been transfusion-free for nearly a year. With lower white blood cell counts there are still challenges with potential ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 01/04/2017 - 11:09am.

  10. 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.