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  1. What are low blood counts?

    When you have a low blood count, this means your bone marrow is not making enough of ... cell in your blood sample. If the CBC shows a low number of red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets, your doctor may look at the ...

    FAQ last updated 04/28/2016 - 4:47pm.

  2. Sirolimus, Cyclosporine, and Mycophenolate Mofetil in Preventing Graft-versus-Host Disease in Treating Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Undergoing Donor Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant

    ... with hematologic malignancies undergoing donor peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplant. Giving chemotherapy and total-body ... may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 12:07pm.

  3. Intensity Modulated Total Marrow Irradiation, Fludarabine Phosphate, and Melphalan in Treating Patients With Relapsed Hematologic Cancers Undergoing a Second Donor Stem Cell Transplant

    ... and melphalan in treating patients with cancers of the blood (hematologic) that have returned after a period of improvement (relapsed) ... they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 05/23/2016 - 2:06pm.

  4. Research Retrospective for AA&MDSIF 30th Anniversary - Dr. Neal Young

    ... treating infections, especially fungal infections, excellent blood bank support means that platelets are readily available to most patients, changes in red blood cell transfusion methods have decreased the problem of ...

    Interview last updated 05/08/2013 - 2:51pm.

  5. Eltrombopag: Recent Discoveries on Potential New Applications for Aplastic Anemia

    ... in the Hematology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of ... counts in some patients, but also improve white and red blood cell counts. This was a surprising finding, as the drug was ...

    Interview last updated 02/14/2014 - 2:01pm.

  6. Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation

    ... in our Online Learning Center . What are blood-forming stem cells? Blood cells are made in your bone marrow, a ... of themselves and produce all three types of blood cells – red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. When blood cells are mature ...

    Page last updated 09/30/2014 - 11:47am.

  7. Total Marrow Irradiation for Refractory Acute Leukemia

    ... and total marrow irradiation before a donor umbilical cord blood or hematopoietic stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of ... may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:22am.

  8. Eltrombopag now an approved therapy for certain patients with severe aplastic anemia

    ... Eltrombopag, works by helping to increase production of blood cells. According to Cynthia Dunbar, M.D., Head, Molecular ... of patients, the majority multi-lineage [ neutrophil , red cell, and platelets].  In some patients with normalized marrow function, ...

    Page last updated 08/27/2014 - 2:19pm.

  9. North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium Symposium

    ... adults that causes the bone marrow to stop making blood cells.  As with all rare diseases, there is a relative lack of research ... been reported to show mild dysplasia and patchy areas of red blood cell , or erythroid, precursors. However, in the absence of an MDS ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2013 - 4:06pm.

  10. Lower-Risk MDS: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

    ... or higher-risk. The first criterion is the number of low blood counts, specifically defined as hemoglobin level less than 10 ... transfusion-independent, if they have been needing red blood cell transfusions. Lenalidomide is a pill that is usually taken ...

    Interview last updated 05/18/2012 - 1:28pm.