Aplastic Anemia

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers comprehensive consultations and treatments for aplastic anemia and other blood disorders.

Fred Hutch: A Leader in Aplastic Anemia

Fred Hutch was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. This means that people who have been diagnosed with aplastic anemia will find more treatment options at here than might be found elsewhere, including one of many clinical studies being conducted at Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.

If your condition requires a bone marrow transplant, you should know that the Fred Hutch Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at  is a leader in transplants. For example, we are pioneering reduced-intensity transplants, are developing transplant options for people who have not found a matched donor, and developed a comorbidity index that predicts which people are the best candidates for transplant. These advances are making transplants an option for people who might not otherwise be considered for the procedure.

In addition, we are one of 15 centers whose transplant patients achieved higher-than-expected survival rates, according to a multi-year study by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. The study compared patients at more than 165 bone marrow transplant centers in the United States. We’ve performed more bone marrow transplants than any other institution in the world.

Learn About Aplastic Anemia

In aplastic anemia,  the bone marrow stops producing new blood cells at the same rate, resulting in deficits of all blood cell types. White blood cells fight germs and platelets help blood clot. Without these, the body is at risk for infection and uncontrolled bleeding

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Aplastic Anemia Treatment

Aplastic anemia can be mild, moderate, or severe. Mild or moderate aplastic anemia is serious but usually doesn't require hospitalization and may be treated with

  • Blood transfusions and/or medications
  • Immunosuppressive drugs
  • Growth factors

Aplastic Anemia Care Team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.

Care Team

Latest Treatments and Clinical Trials

For some people, taking part in a clinical study may be the best treatment choice. Access to clinical studies by researchers at Fred Hutch and UW Medicine is one reason many patients come to us for care. Our research interests also include studies to better understand the basics of the disease and its risk factors and to help more patients receive a diagnosis earlier.

Many patients at Fred Hutch receive promising therapies by taking part in clinical trials. These research studies are done by physician-scientists from Fred Hutch and UW Medicine. They test new treatments or new ways to use current treatments.

Every advance in cancer treatment in recent years has come out of clinical trials. We offer more active clinical trials than anywhere else, which means more treatment options for patients like you.

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