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  1. First-in Human Clinical Transplant Trial for Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... There was concurrent interest in using unrelated cord blood transplants and in using half-matched (haploidentical) donors for this ... cord blood stem cells, not the haplo cells. He is currently transfusion independent, has normal blood counts, and with the exception of ...

    Interview last updated 10/04/2017 - 1:36pm.

  2. Foundation Update - July 2016

    ... to play with my friends. I have to go the hospital to get transfusion blood. Everyone at the hospital says people are working hard to find medicines, ...

    Article last updated 10/09/2017 - 2:53pm.

  3. Iron Chelation

    ... Basics Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a red blood cell transfusion you are putting more iron in your body. Your body has no good ...

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

  4. Initial transfusion dependence predicts survival in myelodysplastic syndrome

    ... PubMed Abstract:  Initial transfusion frequency and survival in myelodysplastic syndromes: hopping onto a ... are major clinical problems in patients with MDS. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion requirement has been incorporated in several ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:17am.

  5. AAMDSIF Stephen and Joanna Janowiak Research Fund

    ... persisted, so she  returned to the doctor.  Various blood tests were done.  Again, she went home, and the next day, she received ... call that she needed to go to the hospital for a blood transfusion immediately. She first called her husband  Steve with the ...

    Research Fund last updated 06/08/2017 - 4:57pm.

  6. AAMDSIF Summer Fellowship Grant Program

    ... (BM) characterized by profound decrease of the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in the blood stream, leading to ... the elderly. Currently, treatment includes blood transfusion to treat the anemia, and toxic chemotherapies that can deepen ...

    Page last updated 05/17/2017 - 1:29pm.

  7. Eltrombopag Added to IST Yields Encouraging Results

    ... we had only hoped eltrombopag would improve the platelet transfusion frequency in patients who had not adequately responded to ... in platelet counts but also noticed recovering red and white blood cells numbers. Although the magnitude of the response was somewhat ...

    Interview last updated 05/24/2017 - 7:44am.

  8. Iron Chelation Therapy

    ... This can be a problem for people who get lots of red blood cell transfusions. Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a red blood cell transfusion you are putting more iron in your body. Your body doesn't have ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:40pm.

  9. PNH: Treatments

    ... Here are some treatments for hemolysis and anemia. Blood Transfusions In a blood transfusion , whole blood or parts of blood from a donor are put right into ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:48pm.

  10. Clinical Utility of Lenalidomide in the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... that are important for erythropoiesis (production of red blood cells) and cell cycle regulation. Genes that are near this del(5q) region ... with anemia were treated with red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell growth factors. The first clinical trial ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:12am.