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Aplastic Anemia

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Aplastic Anemia

Aplastic anemia is a rare but extremely serious disorder that results from the unexplained failure of the bone marrow to produce blood cells. Aplastic anemia is a medical emergency. If you or someone you love has severe aplastic anemia, you should seek immediate medical treatment.

The experienced hematologists at Jefferson can provide immediate treatment for aplastic anemia based on the severity of your condition. Your physician will guide you through all the different treatment options available, which may include medications, blood transfusions and, for the most severe cases, a bone marrow transplant.

If you should require a bone marrow transplant, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson provides complete care and state-of-the-art surgical options for patients with aplastic anemia, leukemia, lymphoma, ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma and other malignancies. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is one of a select few centers in the U.S. designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for excellence in cancer care and research. U.S.News & World Report ranks Jefferson as one of the best hospitals in the nation for cancer.

Physicians and scientists in Jefferson's Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research are helping advance research into the causes of a wide variety of blood diseases and are helping to develop new treatments for patients with blood and lymphatic diseases.