PV For Newbies – A Patient’s Perspective

by Dave Stewart YOU’VE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH PV… …and now, most likely, you’re looking online for info…anything…to tell you what to expect, what’s next, how long you’re going to live… First things first – Don’t panic.  Easier said than done, but learning how to control your stress and keep it at a healthy level […]

Polycythemia Vera Pre-diagnosis Patient Report

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Publisher’s Intro by David Wallace As a certified, red-blooded JAK2 positive Polycythemia Vera (PV) patient, I have always been fascinated by the events leading up to a PV diagnosis. By sharing our stories, perhaps we offer “a dose of comfort” to the new or recently diagnosed.  When they read of struggles that other patient’s experience, […]

Blood Centers That Polycythemia Vera Patients Can Use

Where to go for Therapeutic Phlebotomy As a Polycythemia Vera patient, you can not give blood to the Red Cross.  You can go to blood centers where they will accept blood from a PV patient for what is referred to as “therapeutic phlebotomy”.  You will need to check with the respective blood center in your […]

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