Today, Thursday 25 October, is MDS World Awareness Day.
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patient groups from around the world have collaborated on a campaign called Life Beyond Limits, to raise awareness of MDS and help to improve the standard of treatment for these patients.
The myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of rare blood disorders that affect around 2,000 people in the UK every year. MDS can affect people of any age, but is more common in older adults.
The short film, in Spanish with English subtitles, has been put together as part of the Life Beyond Limits campaign and illustrates the importance to patients of having full information about their treatment and the options available to them:
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are investing more than £4million into vital research and clinical trials to improve treatments for patients affected by MDS. To find out more about MDS, visit our patient information pages where you can also order or download our expert information booklet about these blood disorders.
If you would like to support MDS world awareness day, you can visit the MDS UK website to download materials, including posters that you can display around your area.
Life Beyond Limits is a global health initiative that aims to raise awareness of MDS and improve the standards of treatment for older cancer patients. Visit the website to find out more.