I am a 48 yr old male who was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia in 10/99. Even though I had a match, I decided to get treatment from NIH. Dr. Young, leader in aa research suggested i try this route before transplant, due to my age. i was treated with ATG and cyclosporine beginning in 11/99. A few months later, I was able to go without platelet transfusions, and a few months after that, I was able to go without blood transfusions. My hemoglobin hangs around 10.5, but platelets are stubborn. They are around 50,000. I begin to taper off of cyclosporin next week. My question to anyone out there is: how frequent do people like me have a relapse, or how often do they develop other problems?