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  1. Blood Transfusions

    Blood Transfusions A transfusion usually involves only certain parts of blood. These might be the red blood cells, platelets or plasma . Rarely ...

    Topic section last updated 03/29/2016 - 7:17pm.

  2. NHLBI profiles a member of the Foundation’s patient community.

    ... Article Link:  Tenacity Topples Transfusion: How One Woman’s Determination Helped Her Defeat a Devastating Blood Disease Article Source:  ...

    Article last updated 06/13/2016 - 1:51pm.

  3. Recent advances in the pathogenesis and treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

    ... PNH were either supportive treatment - often including blood transfusion , anti- thrombosis prophylaxis, and sometimes ...

    Research Article last updated 06/07/2016 - 10:56am.

  4. Personalized medicine for MDS

    ... patients into “lower-risk” disease, where improvement in blood counts is the main goal of therapy, and “higher-risk” disease, where ... agents (ESAs) as a single agent reduces transfusion dependence in about 50% of lower-risk MDS patients.  However, no ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:44am.

  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. What are the treatments for aplastic anemia?

    ... is designed to increase the number of healthy cells in your blood (blood count). When your blood 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 ...

    FAQ last updated 01/04/2018 - 12:29pm.

  7. Blood Transfusions

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. PNH - Treatment (OLD)

    ... Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion is a safe and common procedure. When you receive a transfusion, ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:09pm.