Aplastic Anemia News

G-CSF May Improve Outcomes of Patients with Severe Aplastic Anemia

Researchers from Japan have reported that G-CSF (filgrastim, Kirin-Sankyo or lenograstim, Chugai) may improve outcomes of patients with aplastic anemia treated with ATG (anti-thymocyte globulin) and cyclosporine. more»

Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation after a Reduced-Intensity Treatment Regimen

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have reported a survival rate of almost 50% in adult patients with hematologic disease treated with umbilical cord blood transplantation following a regimen of Fludara® (fludarabine) and 200 cGy of total body irradiation (TBI). The details of this study appeared in an early on-line publication on June 13, 2007 in Blood. more»

Bone Marrow Donation Difference Between Life And Death

Some donors worry about side effects. With their platelet count down, some might bruise or bleed more easily for awhile. The most common complaints during apheresis are headaches and bone aches, but these go away when the collection is over. more»

Recent Umbilical Cord Blood Legislation

Under the legislation, the New York State Department of Health will develop a program to inform the public of the potential medical benefits of cord blood preservation. New York is one of the first states to mandate education on umbilical cord blood. more»

New Program Saves Newborn Stem Cells

A first-of-its kind service called the Newborn Possibilities Program may help provide treatment for the estimated 10,000 babies born in the United States each year with an increased risk of developing a neurological disability. more»

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