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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Personalized Natural Killer (NK) Cell Therapy in Cord Blood Transplantation (CBT)

    ... to what is described above. CD20 is a type of marker for white blood cells. White blood cells help protect the body from infections. NK ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/06/2016 - 10:28am.

  7. 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 counts) ...

    Page last updated 11/01/2013 - 1:25pm.

  8. Blood Transfusion Safety and Risks

    ... Negative side effects of blood transfusion therapy are uncommon. Blood banks, hospitals, and ... is often a sign that the patient’s body is reacting to white blood cells, plasma, or platelets in the donated blood. Doctors can ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2014 - 2:36pm.

  9. Soliris

    ... need for transfusions Reduce the breaking apart of red blood cells ( hemolysis ) over both the short and the long term ... of blood clots Soliris does not help increase white blood cell count or platelet cell count. How You Take It ...

    Page last updated 06/29/2015 - 9:07am.

  10. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

    ... Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a blood cancer. It happens when young abnormal white blood cells called blasts (leukemia cells), begin to fill up the ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:15pm.