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Our friend and MDS UK trustee Russell Cook is fundraising for our charity. He suffered from MDS and underwent three stem cell transplants: two from an unrelated donor, which failed, followed by stem cells from his 15 year old son Luke – which fortunately did work. Russell has since gone on to run several marathons campaigning and fundraising for MDS UK Patients Support Group.
Watch Russell Cook’s stem cell transplant experience
Russel says on his Virgin Money Giving Page:
"I'm keen to raise awareness of my own particular disease - Myelodysplastic Syndrome or 'MDS'.
MDS is a rare blood disorder that can have a devastating effect on sufferers. The MDS UK Patients Support Group offer help and guidance to sufferers and families.
Please give generously, even £5 makes a big difference."
We'd like to thank Russell and all those who are supporting and sponsoring him. Your contributions allow us to keep helping families affected by MDS, supplying extra information to them, setting up meetings and support forums, as well as supporting MDS nurses to attend conferences.