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“Life with DBA” by Laurie Shore, DBA speaker at the 14th DBA International Consensus Conference

When I was diagnosed with Diamond Blackfan Anemia back in 1970, I was lucky enough to have a doctor that knew about DBA and knew what he was dealing with. I was put on a course of treatment and throughout the years, the doctors did what they could. But having DBA was a very isolating experience for my mom and my dad  Continue Reading »

New Research Reveals Why Glucocorticoids Increase Red Cell Production in DBA

Dr. Harvey Lodish of the Whitehead Institute published new findings identifying a protein that is the target of prednisone or prednisolone, the drugs that are used to increase red blood cell production in some patients with Diamond Blackfan Anemia. The discovery could spur development of drugs capable of increasing this protein’s production without causing the severe side effects associated with  Continue Reading »

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