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Darbepoetin Alfa Reduces Red Blood Cell Transfusions In Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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Darbepoetin alfa reduced the incidence of red blood cell transfusions in anemic patients with low and intermediate-1 risk myelodysplastic syndrome, according to phase 3 clinical trial data.

Transfusion Indications for Patients With Cancer

Transfusion Indications for Patients With Cancer

In infrequent situations in which coagulation factor replacement is needed, plasma can be vital for patients with cancer. Granulocyte transfusions may sometimes be considered for recalcitrant infections in patients with neutropenia. This article summarizes the current clinical indications and uses of RBCs, plasma, and granulocytes.

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