Latest Red blood cell Stories
More public awareness and education about sickle cell disease, an inherited disease that affects the blood system, is critically important.
As researchers continue to study the use of hydroxyurea as a treatment for sickle cell disease, there is more evidence to validate that it is safe and effective for children with the disease, said an expert pediatric hematologist from Baylor College of Medicine.
For the first time, researchers have successfully injected cultured red blood cells (cRBCs) created from human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) into a human donor.
Recent studies have shown that the heart contains cardiac stem cells that can contribute to regeneration and healing during disease and aging.
A new study suggests young people with a serious genetic blood disorder are not getting the right help at school, especially pupils who miss lessons due to sickness.
A thalidomide analog is shaping up as a safe, worthy opponent of sickle cell disease, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report.
Donated red blood cells lose a key feature that diminishes their lifesaving power the longer they have been stored, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Transfused blood may need to be stored in a different way to prevent the breakdown of red blood cells that can lead to complications including infection, organ failure and death, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Wake Forest University.
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