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    Nancee Noble
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    I have posted before. I am 81yr old female. Diagnosed High Risk MDS two years ago. Have been treated with Procrit injections weekly. I am now at the stage of ‘nothing else can be done” HGB 8.8 PLT 14 white blood climbing now 33 Just had second BMB nothing new. Can anyone explain the White blood count issue. Thanks. This website has been a lifesaver.

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    Paul Dyer
    Participant

    Besides the white count, there are 5 subcategories of white blood cells.
    Neuts, Lymphs, Monos, Eos, and Basos.
    (Remember the phrase- Never Let Monkeys Eat Bananas). This is the order from most to least of these cells on your system.
    Each type of cell does different things within your system to protect your immunity. Some deal with bacteria, some with fungus, and some deal with blood coagulation.
    Each of these should be listed on your CBC, with standard ranges included.

    I am just a patient who has had a transplant and this is as far as my knowledge goes. Ask your oncologist for more info…

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