Myelodysplastic Syndrome Information and Resources


Fund Status and Eligibility

Fully Allocated - Effective 12/03/2019, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Myelodysplastic Syndrome Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.

Maximum Award Level: $7,000 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome.
  • Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
  • Patient's income must fall below 400% 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 Resources

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Phone: 800-955-4572 -

Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.

Phone: 800-747-2820 -

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation

Phone: 1-800-MDS-0839 -


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