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Platelet Drug Helps Some Patients with Aplastic Anemia

... eltrombopag) that was designed to stimulate production of platelets from bone ...
counts rose enough for 9 patients to stop having platelet transfusions ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/platelet-drug-helps-some-patients-with-aplastic-anemia

Types of transfusions

... A normal platelet count is about 150,000 to 400,000 platelets per cubic
millimeter (mm 3 ), depending on the lab. When ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/bloodproductdonationandtransfusion/blood-transfusion-and-donation-types-of-transfusions

Blood Transfusion and Donation

... A cross-match is usually not needed for a platelet or plasma transfusion unless
the platelets look like they could contain some red blood cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002989-pdf.pdf

Supportive care for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

... outpatient basis. If platelet counts get very low, it can lead to serious bleeding.
Transfusing platelets can help prevent this. In CLL ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia--chronic-lymphocytic-treating-supportive-care

Platelet Drug Helps Some Patients with Aplastic Anemia

... eltrombopag) that was designed to stimulate production of platelets from bone ...
counts rose enough for 9 patients to stop having platelet transfusions ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/platelet-drug-helps-some-patients-with-aplastic-anemia

Understanding Your Lab Test Results

... Platelets (Plts). Platelets help control bleeding. You may bruise or bleed
easily when your platelet levels are low. The risk ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/understanding-your-lab-test-results

How is chronic lymphocytic leukemia staged?

... Platelet counts are near normal. Rai stage IV: Lymphocytosis plus
thrombocytopenia (too few blood platelets), with or without anemia, enlarged ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-lymphocytic-staging

Possible risks of blood transfusions

... It can happen with any type of transfusion, but those that contain more plasma,
such as fresh frozen plasma or platelets, seem more likely to cause it ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/bloodproductdonationandtransfusion/blood-product-donation-and-transfusion-possible-transfusion-risks

What is chronic myelomonocytic leukemia?

... to make blood cells. There are 3 types of blood cells: red blood cells,
white blood cells, and platelets. Red blood cells pick ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-myelomonocytic-what-is-chronic-myelomonocytic