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  1. Immunosuppressive Therapy

    ... to rebuild its supply of bone marrow stem cells, causing blood counts to go up. Usually, ATG is given by IV infusion into a vein for ... Horse vs. Rabbit ATG ATG is created injecting human white blood cells (T cells) into a horse or a rabbit, and extracting the ...

    Topic section last updated 04/01/2016 - 2:24pm.

  2. Interviews with the Experts: Side Effects of PNH Treatment

    ... hemolysis caused by PNH. It may also increase counts of white blood cells and platelets in some people. Prednisone may not be effective in ...

    Interview last updated 08/31/2016 - 8:37am.

  3. 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.

  4. FAQs

    ... anemia happens when your bone marrow stops making enough blood-forming stem cells . Most experts believe aplastic anemia occurs ... older; the average age at diagnosis is 72 * Most often white (Caucasian) Native Americans, African-Americans, Inuits, Asians, and ...

    Topic section last updated 03/02/2016 - 11:42am.

  5. Conditioning Regimen and the Transplantation of Unrelated Donor Umbilical Cord Blood in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies.

    ... and radiation at reduced doses followed by a cord blood transplant are at treating cancer. The stem cells chosen for the ... or myeloproliferative disorder; Therapy related AML; White cell count at presentation > 100,000; Presence of extramedullary ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:51pm.

  6. Donor Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant With or Without Ex-vivo Expanded Cord Blood Progenitor Cells in Treating Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, or Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... phase II trial studies how well donor umbilical cord blood transplant with or without ex-vivo expanded cord blood progenitor ... bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It is not yet known whether giving donor ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/27/2016 - 1:17pm.

  7. Blood Transfusions

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

  8. Palifermin With Leuprolide Acetate for the Promotion of Immune Recovery Following Total Body Irradiation Based T-Cell Depleted Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

    ... recover faster following a stem cell transplant . Blood stem cells are very young blood cells that grow in the body to become red or white blood cells or platelets. The transplant uses stem cells in the blood ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 1:11pm.

  9. Graft-Versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis in Treating Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Undergoing Unrelated Donor Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant

    ... undergoing unrelated donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant . Giving chemotherapy and total-body ... bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted cells from a donor ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 1:49pm.

  10. Diagnosis

    ... To understand what is causing your symptoms and low blood counts, your doctor will take a detailed medical history. Your doctor may ... sample. If the CBC shows a low number of red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets, your doctor may also do a blood smear test, ...

    Topic section last updated 04/19/2016 - 3:35pm.