Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases are extremely rare. The rate of incidence of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia is 0.4 per 100,000 overall. In people who are 61 years old and older, the incidence rate is 3 per 100,000. In people under the age of 14, the rate of incidence of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia is 0.13 per 100,000.
Eric C. Santos, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursCancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan
145 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- AvMed Health
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
- BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Priority Health
- Spectrum Health
- United Healthcare
- Saint Mary's Health Care
- Spectrum Health, Blodgett Campus
- Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus
What is the incidence rate of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
When a person dies can their blood be used?
When a person dies, their blood cannot be used because it settles in the body and begins to clot.
What does blood consist of?
SecondsCount.org answeredBlood is made up of four parts:
See all Blood Basics questions
- red blood cells, to carry oxygen, are rich in iron, which gives blood its red color
- white blood cells, to fight infection
- platelets, which when activated become sticky to help form blood clots to heal cuts, scrapes and wounds
- plasma, the “serum” part of blood to transport nutrients, proteins, and hormones throughout the body