Myelodysplastic Syndrome (and other pre-leukemia diseases) Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Open - We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level: $7,500 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient should be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (and other pre-leukemia diseases).
  • Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
  • Patient's income must fall below 500% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.

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Information About the Disease

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is the name of a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged. This damage leads to low numbers of one or more type of blood cells. In MDS, the cells in the bone marrow have problems making blood cells. Many of the blood cells that are formed by the bone marrow cells are defective. The body destroys these abnormal blood cells, leaving the patient without enough normal blood cells and low blood counts.

Myelodysplastic Syndrome (and other pre-leukemia diseases) Resources

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Phone: 800-955-4572 - www.lls.org

Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.

Phone: 800-747-2820 - www.aamds.org/aplastic/

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation

Phone: 1-800-MDS-0839 - www.mds-foundation.org

 

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