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Old Sat Oct 14, 2006, 12:16 PM
Marlene Marlene is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Springfield, VA
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Hi Maggie,

That's not a bad schedule at 5 months. I know how tiresome it is though. You just keep watching those CBCs and waiting. You may want to ask your local hemo to start doing retic % and absolute retic counts periodically. That will give you an indication that you are making more red cells as those number climb. As those numbers increase, you'll eventually start to see more time between transfusions. John was at 14- 17 day interval for red cells, went to transfusing just one unit and then got up to 21 days and then they just held. That was over a course of 3-4 months.

Take care,
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