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  1. MDS Diagnostic Spectrum

    ... scoring system for myelodysplastic syndromes . Blood. 2012:120(12):2454 WPSS Malcovati L et al. Time-dependent ... information from karyotype, platelet count and transfusion status. JCO 2011;29(4): 392. ...

    Topic section last updated 03/11/2016 - 12:23am.

  2. 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.

  3. What to Expect Before, During, and After a Blood Transfusion

    Before a Blood Transfusion Before a blood transfusion, a technician or nurse runs ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2014 - 2:35pm.

  4. Clinical Trials Report for January 2016

    ... failure characterized by a requirement for red blood cell and platelet transfusions. Three different preparative ... is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of imetelstat in transfusion dependent participants with low or intermediate-1 risk ...

    Page last updated 01/07/2016 - 10:57am.

  5. Blood Transfusion Safety and Risks

    ... Negative side effects of blood transfusion therapy are uncommon. Blood banks, hospitals, and health-care providers take many precautions to ...

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

  6. Blood Transfusions

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

  7. 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.

  8. Types of Blood Transfusions

    The parts of blood used in a transfusion depend on why the patient needs the transfusion. The two types ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2014 - 2:34pm.

  9. Immunosuppression and Stem Cell Transplantation – How Are These Treatments Chosen?

    ... who have been studied, has been useful in stimulating blood cell production. Eltrombopag is a growth factor , which was ... long term control of the disease, lessened the need for transfusion or even complete transfusion independent, and lessen the risk of ...

    Interview last updated 07/15/2015 - 10:19am.

  10. 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.