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  1. Blood Transfusions

    Page last updated 11/19/2014 - 2:46pm.

  2. Infections in myelodysplastic syndromes: a review

    ... patients by transiently worsening the pre-existing low white blood cell (WBC) counts. However, this increased risk of infections ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:28am.

  3. Is there a special diet I should be on that would help me feel better?

    ... or increase the risk of side effects. If your white blood cell count is very low, your doctor may ask you to avoid certain ...

    FAQ last updated 03/15/2016 - 11:38pm.

  4. Genetically Modified T-cell Immunotherapy in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    ... acute myeloid leukemia. An immune cell is a type of blood cell that can recognize and kill abnormal cells in the body. The acute ... acute myeloid leukemia cells. Placing a modified gene into white blood cells may help the body build an immune response to kill cancer ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 07/14/2016 - 4:08pm.

  5. Iron Chelation

    ... Basics Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a red blood cell transfusion ... well tolerated by patients, but it can cause a drop in white blood cell counts, so patients need to have their blood checked weekly ...

    Topic section last updated 06/23/2016 - 3:56pm.

  6. What is MDS? iPad App

    ... materials provide information about why MDS results in low blood counts, such as anemia (low red blood cell count), neutropenia (low white blood cell count) and thrombocytopenia (low platelet ...

    Page last updated 10/28/2015 - 2:31pm.

  7. Specialized Blood Cell Transplants for Cancers of the Blood and Bone Marrow

    ... The are a variety of cancerous diseases of the blood and bone marrow that can be potentially cured by bone marrow ... cells help to build new functioning bone marrow, red cells, white cells, and platelets. In addition, the immune cells from the donor are ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 2:08pm.

  8. Midostaurin and Azacitidine in Treating Elderly Patients With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

    ... up to 24 hours before initiating treatment and to control blood counts during the first cycle of chemotherapy after azacitidine ... counts; however, at the time of treatment initiation, white blood cell (WBC) should be < 30,000/uL (can be controlled with ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/03/2016 - 2:24pm.

  9. Interviews with the Experts Managing MDS With Supportive Care and Active Treatment

    ... to giving a specific drug or agent that treats the disease. Blood transfusions are the backbone of supportive care for patients with MDS, ... antibiotics in case of an infection resulting from low white blood cell counts. How are decisions made about using these two ...

    Interview last updated 09/22/2014 - 12:25pm.

  10. PNH - Basics

    ... Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria ( PNH ) is a rare blood disease that causes red blood cells to break apart. Doctors call this ... the lungs and brings it to cells all around the body. White blood cells (WBCs) are also called leukocytes. They fight disease and ...

    Topic section last updated 04/05/2016 - 4:02pm.