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  1. Medical Resources

    ... an expert to find an answer. Blood and Transplant Information Understanding your ... An international association working to advance transfusion & cellular therapies worldwide. American Red ...

    Page last updated 08/20/2015 - 8:34am.

  2. Transplantation Basics

    ... are gathered from either bone marrow , umbilical cord blood, and peripheral blood of a suitable donor and are placed in an MDS ... blood. Is there a difference between the terms ‘blood transfusion’ and ‘blood transplantation’? The term transfusion refers ...

    Interview last updated 04/05/2013 - 2:33pm.

  3. Preventing Stem Cell Transplant Complications With a Blood Separator Machine

    ... (GVHD) . This complication happens when certain white blood cells from the donor attack the recipient's own body. Researchers want to ... of these categories - refractory anemia with transfusion dependence, refractory anemia with ANC< 500/microL, refractory ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 05/23/2016 - 10:57am.

  4. Eltrombopag With Standard Immunosuppression for Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... are partial, with only a few patients achieving normal blood counts. Furthermore, analysis of our own extensive clinical data suggests ... to a single course of ATG (non-robust responders), even when transfusion-independence is achieved, predicts a worse prognosis than when ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/25/2016 - 2:47pm.

  5. MDS Patient Becomes a Role Model

    ... and things became very serious. Because the MDS affected our blood counts, and in turn our immune systems, we both caught rare infections ... centers, and nursing homes. She has to get a blood transfusion about once a week now. Because everything happened so suddenly, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/22/2016 - 5:19pm.

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

    ... what is described above. CD20 is a type of marker for white blood cells. White blood cells help protect the body from infections. NK ... revised IPSS intermediate and high risk groups, 2) MDA with transfusion dependency, 3) failure to respond or progression of disease on ...

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

  7. Research Retrospective for AA&MDSIF 30th Anniversary - Dr. Neal Young

    ... treating infections, especially fungal infections, excellent blood bank support means that platelets are readily available to most patients, changes in red blood cell transfusion methods have decreased the problem of alloimmunization, and ...

    Interview last updated 05/08/2013 - 2:51pm.

  8. Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With High Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    ... doses of chemotherapy before a donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of cancer cells. It may ... involvement of disease Hemoglobin > 8.0 gm/dL, transfusion allowed Serum creatinine < 2.0 x the upper limits of ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/13/2016 - 3:31pm.

  9. FAQs

    ... anemia happens when your bone marrow stops making enough blood-forming stem cells . Most experts believe aplastic anemia occurs ... counts go up you are less likely to need blood from a donor (transfusion), your quality of life becomes better and your symptoms are not as ...

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

  10. Inducible Regulatory T Cells (iTregs) in Non-Myeloablative Sibling Donor Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

    ... HLA -identical sibling donor peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation for the treatment of a high risk ... syndrome with severe pancytopenia , leading to either transfusion dependency or increased risk for infections Performance ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 1:48pm.