What is included in transfusion support for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)?

Updated: Nov 04, 2019
  • Author: Matthew C Foster, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Transfusion support

  • RBC transfusions (leuko-reduced) for patients who have symptomatic anemia
  • Platelet transfusions for thrombocytopenia-related bleeding
  • Irradiated packed RBCs are suggested for transplant candidates

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