What is in this booklet?
Supportive therapy is used to treat the symptoms of aplastic anaemia, such as low red blood cells and platelets, with blood and platelet transfusions, and anti-microbial medication to prevent and treat infections.
Most patients with aplastic anaemia who need treatment will require blood transfusions. This booklet explains why transfusions are needed, how they help and what some of the more common side effects are.
Thank you to St James' Hospital Haematology Team in Leeds for their expertise in developing this booklet.
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