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  1. Mother Tells How Son’s Aplastic Anemia Impacted Entire Family

    ... was dangerously close to spontaneous hemorrhaging. A blood transfusion provided some temporary respite while the family decided what ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:46am.

  2. 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.

  3. “Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.”

    ... on Jeff’s retinas, he immediately told Jeff to get blood work and so we rushed to his doctor.   The 7:00 a.m. phone call the ... waiting room before Jeff received platelets and a blood transfusion , he leaned over to me and quietly assured me, “Don’t worry, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:18am.

  4. Retired MDS Patient Living Life to the Fullest Since Transplant

    ... and just having fun. Then, in August 2009, I had a blood test and it showed something was off with my white and red blood cells. I ... and they had to use a needle in my veins for every test and transfusion. I became resistant to the platelets and had to have special ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:43am.

  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. Ashley Oakes – Blessed to Have Her Son, Her Family, and Her Life

    ... out a rash that had formed on my legs. She sent me for a blood test that afternoon. I went for the blood test at 2 p.m. and at 5 p.m. my ... at treatment. Slowly things began to improve. My last transfusion was just before New Years Eve 2010. The Hickman line was removed ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:09am.

  7. Blood Transfusions

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.