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  1. Builds supportive community to help him with MDS and bone marrow transplant

    ... severely bleeding gums, for which he required his first platelet transfusion . Continuing drops in hemoglobin levels ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:50am.

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

    ... hospital, where I had several more red blood cell and platelet transfusions.  During the first ten months of chemotherapy, ... every day. Because of the infection early on and my low platelet count, I did not have a central line (an infusion tube located in or ...

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

  3. My Son's Aplastic Anemia

    ... globulin (ATG). At this point he had several platelet transfusions, as well as some red blood cell transfusions. ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 9:57am.

  4. Maggie O'Neil, Los Angeles Walk Committee

    ... platelets had been dangerously low. Mom started weekly platelet transfusions, and after a few, we had to go to twice-weekly ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:14am.

  5. Comedy Became My Drug

    ... my blood counts started decreasing. I needed blood and platelet transfusions on several occasions. I felt awful and defeated. A ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:42pm.

  6. Aplastic anemia during pregnancy: a review of obstetric and anesthetic considerations

    ... to prevent alloimmunization. Although a safe threshold- platelet count for neuraxial anesthesia has not been established, selection ...

    Research Article last updated 04/11/2018 - 11:12am.

  7. ASCO Updates Platelet Transfusion Guideline Prophylaxis unnecessary for adults undergoing HSCT

    ... stem-cell transplants (HSCT) may safely delay platelet infusion until the first sign of bleeding, as opposed to ... infusion, according to an updated guideline for platelet transfusion in patients with cancer. The recommendation, which ...

    Research Article last updated 12/06/2017 - 11:23am.

  8. What is a complete blood count test (CBC)?

    ... This number is about 3 times the hemoglobin. Platelet count measures the number of platelets in a given volume of ...

    FAQ last updated 01/04/2018 - 12:09pm.

  9. What are the treatments for aplastic anemia?

    ... for aplastic anemia. This drug is a platelet growth factor , but seems to stimulate growth of red cells ...

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

  10. Persistent elevation of plasma thrombopoietin levels after treatment in severe aplastic anemia

    ... by 3 months after treatment, accompanying an increase in platelet counts, but stabilized at levels higher than normal. An inverse correlation was noted between TPO levels and platelet counts. The increased plasma TPO levels could be required to maintain ...

    Research Article last updated 10/23/2017 - 11:19am.