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  1. Builds supportive community to help him with MDS and bone marrow transplant

    ... father of two grown children was asymptomatic and didn’t even realize that there was a problem with his health. Though he had been ... as well. Procrit shots increased his red blood cell production while he explored his options for treatment. A ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:50am.

  2. Retired MDS Patient Living Life to the Fullest Since Transplant

    ... syndromes (MDS). My first thought was, "I can't even spell it!"  The stage was Refractory Anemia with Excess ... and also had the first of about 50 red blood cell transfusions. Ten days later, a day after my 59th birthday, I bit a ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:43am.

  3. Feeling at home in the muddy water

    ... I said, “my immune system” and she replied, “We don’t have to do any special pose for that, that’s in the yoga.”  I started ... to be his mom. Today I feel good.  My red blood cell counts, white blood cell counts and platelets are all back in ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:49am.

  4. My Son's Aplastic Anemia

    ... hemoglobin was 31, platelets were 3 and his white cell count was 0. The doctors were amazed he was still alive. My sister was ... to see if she could be a bone marrow match, but she wasn’t, so my son had to undergo immediate treatment with antithymocyte globulin ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 9:57am.

  5. San Diego Family Takes Action for Awareness

    ... noted that his blood counts were low and, while he didn’t rule out that the spider bite might have affected the counts, there was a ... he no longer needed transfusions. A search for a stem cell donor had been started prior to this treatment. Because David is ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 9:33am.

  6. A Rare Case of Aplastic Anemia Later in Life Won't Stop Me

    ... I thought about selling my dealership, which I didn’t want to do -- but I still got my affairs in order.  However, I never gave in ... the start, I had been advised to start thinking about a stem cell transplantation. My brother was only a half match. But the NIH staff ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:42am.

  7. Thankful to Be Here and Alive

    ... was used to being sick and fighting through it, so I didn’t think much about it. I started antibiotics while I continued going to school ... out of my doctor’s mouth: cancer. He thought with my white cell count so low that leukemia was a possibility. He called several hospitals ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:42am.

  8. Anderson Family Pulls Together to Create Awareness for Aplastic Anemia

    ... is especially important for patients like Liviya, who don’t have a sibling bone marrow match. This video, Liviya’s Story, ... patients.  Dr. King recently published her findings in Cell Reports and Baylor College of Medicine’s web page.  As of today, we are ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:28am.

  9. Resources to Help

    ... the needs of patients facing a  bone marrow , blood stem cell or umbilical  cord blood transplant . In addition to high-quality ... the standard advanced care planning documents don’t meet all the needs of younger patients. This study found that adolescents and ...

    Topic section last updated 02/22/2018 - 9:51am.

  10. Flu Season Update

    ... weigh the risks and benefits of getting a flu shot. Don’t forget to ask whether your family members and others in close contact with ... a low-grade fever, so patients who have low white blood cell counts ( neutropenia ) should discuss any fevers following the ...

    Facts for Life last updated 02/01/2018 - 3:49pm.