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  1. Gouldsmith Family Pulls Together for Gabby

    ... risking of further infection. Tests and the usual blood work were completed and results came back showing severe pancytopenia ... go there immediately. We left on a Friday and she had a transfusion the next day. At this point, they thought it could be leukemia. The ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 8:29am.

  2. Since my diagnosis, my mission has been to fight back

    ... setbacks that kept me in isolation longer than expected. A blood infection (sepsis) sent me to the ICU for three days. I watched the days ... completed my 34th cycle of azacitidine and have not needed a transfusion in over 2 1/2 years. It has now been four years since my relapse, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:40am.

  3. Our History

    ... approved for chronic iron overload due to blood transfusion dependent thalassemia. First International ...

    Page last updated 09/20/2018 - 11:26am.

  4. Early treatment initiation in lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes produces an earlier and higher rate of transfusion independence

    ... resulting in refractory cytopenias. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions can improve anemia ; however, prolonged transfusion dependence (TD) is associated with increased morbidity and ...

    Research Article last updated 09/13/2017 - 8:58am.

  5. Treatments

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of  ... A blood transfusion is a safe and common procedure. Most people who have a bone ...

    Topic section last updated 08/07/2018 - 2:28pm.

  6. Ron Carlsen Beats Early Onset MDS; Grapples with Post-Transplant GVHD

    ... started to bruise easily with no explanation, and my red blood cell count started to drop. Eventually, I was put on epoetin alfa ... lenalidomide. By October 2006, I had become blood transfusion dependent, requiring one each week. The new problem was my ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/25/2018 - 10:28am.

  7. Luspatercept for the treatment of anaemia in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (PACE-MDS): a multicentre, open-label phase 2 dose-finding study with long-term extension study

    ... chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia ( white blood cell count <13 000/μL), and had anaemia with or without red blood cell transfusion support. Enrolled patients were classified as having low ...

    Research Article last updated 09/18/2017 - 1:38pm.

  8. Increasing the effectiveness of hematopoiesis in myelodysplastic syndromes: erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and transforming growth factor-β superfamily inhibitors

    ... of life, as well as iron overload due to red blood cell transfusion support. To promote proliferation and differentiation of ...

    Research Article last updated 10/23/2017 - 11:08am.

  9. Lenalidomide: Myelodysplastic syndromes with del(5q) and beyond

    ... to lenalidomide for the treatment of red blood cell transfusion -dependent anemia . Although lenalidomide has ...

    Research Article last updated 10/23/2017 - 10:58am.

  10. SAA Patient Contributes to NIH Research

    ... I was 19 years old when I found out that I had low blood counts. At this time I was just starting college and also working three ... my blood counts, I started to get extremely sick and became transfusion dependent. My blood counts started to dramatically drop. I was very ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/31/2018 - 1:14pm.