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  1. My Son's Aplastic Anemia -- A Mother's Account

    ... – 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 12/15/2016 - 11:21am.

  2. Donor Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

    ... This phase II trial studies how well donor peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplant works in treating patients with hematologic ... t(4;11), mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) rearrangements White blood cell counts > 30,000/mcL Patients over 30 years of age ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:26pm.

  3. Pathophysiology and management of thrombocytopenia in bone marrow failure: possible clinical applications of thrombopoietin receptor agonists in aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

    ... (MDS), have in common that one, two, or all three blood cell lineages may be dangerously low. Neutropenia results in ... growth factors that stimulate the bone marrow to produce white blood cells, in particular neutrophils, and erythropoietin , to ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:21am.

  4. A Pilot Study of a Thrombopoietin-Receptor Agonist, Eltrombopag, in Patients With Low to Int-2 Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

    ... neutropenia , and thrombocytopenia (low red blood cell , white blood cell , and platelet counts). Patients with MDS are at ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 12:35pm.

  5. Dr. Heather Vega: Doctor Helps Determine Her Own Aplastic Anemia and PNH Diagnosis

    ... I was covered with bruises.” “After ordering some blood work and finding that my platelets were low, I called a friend who was a ... just had my labs done. I was neutropenic (abnormally low white blood cell count) and was advised to immediately go home by a friend ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 06/27/2016 - 2:29pm.

  6. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

    ... leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that involves certain white blood cells (lymphocytes) that develop in the bone marrow and lymph ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:18pm.

  7. David Araten, MD

    ... by itself provide a very large percentage of the patient's blood cells. This clone has as its feature the presence of a mutation ... estimated from the platelet count and the percentage of PNH white cells. In the past there have been tests to identify platelets with the ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 11/30/2016 - 10:51am.

  8. Therapies

    ... that can cause your bone marrow to make more red blood cells. This can improve anemia . Androgens are sometimes used to ... diseases to help increase red blood cell , white blood cell or platelet counts. ...

    Page last updated 03/18/2016 - 11:26am.

  9. Insights into the Natural History of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH): Analysis of the Presenting Clinical, Haematological and Flow Cytometric Features of 705 Patients Leads to Improved Classification and Prediction of Clinical Course

    ... A group of researchers from Great Britain have collected blood cells from 705 patients (median age 45 years; slightly more males than ... had pancytopenia (low counts of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets). Although more males (98%) than females ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:20am.

  10. Azacitidine and Lenalidomide for Relapsed and Refractory Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    ... remission/complete remission with incomplete recovery of blood counts (CR/CRi) rate for relapsed and refractory acute myeloid ... Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) Age >18 years White blood cell count (WBC) at initiation of treatment ≤ 10,000/L o ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/06/2016 - 1:30pm.