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  1. 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 04/28/2016 - 4:53pm.

  2. Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML)

    ... starts in the bone marrow and then moves to the blood. It happens when monocytes in the bone marrow begin to grow out of ... leukemia (CMML) is having too many monocytes, a type of white blood cell , in the blood. These cells can settle in the liver and ...

    Topic section last updated 12/16/2016 - 9:42am.

  3. Exercise

    ... transplantation within the last year and/or if your white blood cell count is low If you are undergoing radiation therapy, avoid ...

    Page last updated 12/28/2016 - 12:06pm.

  4. Growth Factors

    ... marrow failure diseases to reduce the need for red blood cell transfusions. There are two types of man-made EPO: ... White Cell Growth Factor If you don't have ...

    Topic section last updated 04/06/2016 - 12:37pm.

  5. PNH - Treatment (OLD)

    ... Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion ... IV). Your doctor may ask you to take a white blood cell growth factor along with EPO. This combination may improve ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:09pm.

  6. MDS and Inflammation

    ... cellular effectors of inflammatory responses involve white blood cells, immune cells, blood vessels and additional molecular factors. This ...

    Interview last updated 02/14/2017 - 8:52am.

  7. Symptoms

    ... Hemolysis is the breaking apart of red blood cells. Hemolysis happens when the complement system , a part of your ... Low White Blood Cell Counts A low white ...

    Topic section last updated 03/29/2016 - 6:18pm.

  8. MDS - Treatment (OLD)

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of blasts (young white blood cells) in your bone marrow that have an abnormal shape, size, or ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:01pm.

  9. What are the symptoms of low blood counts?

    ... like aplastic anemia , MDS and PNH are caused by low blood counts. The specific symptoms depend on which type of blood cell is ... reduced ability to exercise or climb stairs. Low White Blood Cell Count A low white blood cell count is called ...

    FAQ last updated 04/28/2016 - 4:49pm.

  10. CD34+ (Malignant) Stem Cell Selection for Patients Receiving Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant

    ... stem cells (the cells that make all the types of blood cells in the body) are selected (removed) from the donor's peripheral ... of the transplanted donor T-lymphocytes (a kind of white blood cell ) against the body and organs. There are two forms: acute ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 8:36am.