Expert Video - Why is it important to understand the causes of unexplained anemia?

MDS experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell, discuss the importance of understanding the causes of unexplained anemia. It is important for prognosis to understand what is occurring in the bone marrow if you have anemia that is unexplainable by any other cause. A bone marrow biopsy can determine what subtype of MDS a patient has and what treatment they will need, even if the anemia is unexplained.

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