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  1. 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 ...

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

  2. What are supportive therapies, also called supportive care?

    ... supportive care includes the following: Blood transfusions to raise blood cell counts Antibiotics to treat ... iron overload , a side effect of having many red blood cell       transfusions Growth factors that are ...

    FAQ last updated 11/14/2017 - 2:29pm.

  3. Marrow protein may be key to SCT success

    ... hematopoetic stem cells , the precursors to every blood cell type. These cells spring into action following bone marrow ... Tatyana Grinenko of TU-Dresden; Torsten Tonn of the German Red Cross Blood Donation Service in Dresden; and Marianna Di Scala and Andrés ...

    Article last updated 08/29/2017 - 11:18am.

  4. Standardized High-Sensitivity Flow Cytometry Testing for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria in Children with Acquired Bone Marrow Failure Disorders: A Single Center U.S. Study

    ... (PNH) is a rare, acquired hematopoietic stem cell disorder that has not been well documented in children, particularly those ... and CD235a/CD59 panels were used for white blood cell and red blood cell testing, respectively. RESULTS: Thirty seven ...

    Research Article last updated 06/26/2017 - 9:22am.

  5. Resources to Help

    ... all patients to receive bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant when needed. Patient Advocate Foundation/ Equal ... Nocturna Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER) Feder Foundation: Spanish ...

    Topic section last updated 09/28/2017 - 11:58am.

  6. Special Precautions

    ... a good idea to: Check with your doctor Get a red blood cell count Get treatment for your anemia (blood transfusions or ...

    Topic section last updated 09/08/2017 - 12:34pm.

  7. Research in making blood stem cells in the lab advances

    ... Approaching a decades-old goal: Making blood stem cells from patients' own cells ... bone marrow and blood circulation. These included red blood cell precursors, myeloid cells (precursors of monocytes, ...

    Article last updated 05/18/2017 - 7:18am.

  8. SAA patient finds unrelated donor match in 2 weeks

    ... Retired Richland sergeant battling rare blood disease, awaiting marrow transplant ... Amon Park Drive. The event will be handled by the American Red Cross and Be The Match. People who are healthy, between 18 and 44, and ...

    Article last updated 03/21/2017 - 11:19am.

  9. Identifying bone marrow failure in children

    ... disorders typically have some features in common: low blood counts due to poor blood cell production; congenital anomalies; and ... age 30 or a cousin/sibling had leukemia at age 7, that's a red flag. Neutropenia is common and not a reason for referral in and ...

    Article last updated 03/15/2017 - 10:08am.

  10. Prophylactic RhCE and Kell antigen matching: impact on alloimmunization in transfusion-dependent patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... (MDS) become transfusion-dependent and are at risk for red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization. This study compared alloimmunization ...

    Research Article last updated 02/03/2017 - 11:00am.