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  1. Local TV covers AAMDSIF Peer Support Networker

    ... characterized the complement system destructing red blood cells to early. Red blood cells are missing the PIG-A gene that ...

    Article last updated 11/28/2016 - 3:21pm.

  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 ... years.  -Lenalidomide works best in patients with red blood cell transfusion dependent MDS patients with lower-risk disease ...

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

  3. Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria: From Bench to Bed

    ... Journal Title:  Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus Primary Author:  ... of complement-mediated hemolysis in unprotected red cells, leukocytes, and platelets as well as the release of free ...

    Research Article last updated 11/28/2016 - 11:40am.

  4. Anderson Family Pulls Together to Create Awareness for Aplastic Anemia

    ... can help find a cure.  First, we set up an ongoing annual blood drive now in its sixth year that is facilitated by the American Red Cross. Apart from what happened to Liviya, I had a particular ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:28am.

  5. Patient Inspires Workplace Giving

    ... experienced what I now know as petechiae – little red dots all over my body caused by bleeding into the skin due to low ... other patients, we first knew something wasn’t right when blood work from a routine physical showed significantly low blood cell counts. ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 06/28/2016 - 8:12am.

  6. Announcing AAMDSIF 2016 Research Awards

    ... set of clonal disorders characterized by ineffective blood cell development. These diseases are driven by many complex genetic and ... system. The result of this deficiency is a breakdown of red cells. If large quantities of red cells are destroyed, people become very ...

    Article last updated 06/09/2016 - 12:45pm.

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

    ... One Woman’s Determination Helped Her Defeat a Devastating Blood Disease Article Source:  ... the spongy tissue inside the bones — from making enough red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the different parts of the body; white ...

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

  8. Transfusion Thresholds, Quality of Life, and Current Approaches in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... Hemoglobin thresholds and triggers for blood transfusions have changed over the years moving from a higher to a lower ... clinical trials are looking for a more liberal approach of red cell transfusion and the effect on quality of life as opposed to the ...

    Research Article last updated 06/23/2016 - 9:55am.

  9. Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA)

    Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA) ... precursors (reticulocytes) in the marrow and a low red blood cell count. The amounts of white blood cells and platelet ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:14pm.

  10. Blood Transfusions

    Blood Transfusions A ... involves only certain parts of blood. These might be the red blood cells, platelets or plasma . Rarely is whole blood (red cells, ... clinics, or even the patient’s home. Red blood cell transfusions can take up to four hours. Transfusions of other blood ...

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