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Mini Transplant/Reduced Intensity Transplant

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    Tammy Benoit
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    Due to religious beliefs I won’t take blood transfusions. They are going to try a mini transplant if i so choose. This will hopefully keep my levels up enough to survive without transfusions. I am looking for anyone who has gone through this type of transplant any your experience. Thank you.

    #52676
    Richard Lin
    Participant

    Even a mini-transplant (non-myeloablative transplant) still will need to oblate your bone marrow long enough to allow donor cell engraftment. This period could be 2-4 weeks where normally blood product support with red blood cell or platelet is required. Possible solution includes reinfusion of stored own blood products or growth factors. This process will need your body and organs being able to tolerate low level of red blood cell or platelets.

    #52687
    Tammy Benoit
    Participant

    Would Promacta work for Platelets and Procrit for hemoglobin levels during this time?

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