Stored Blood is as Good as Fresh Blood Reveals Study

Fresher is not better It’s been long thought that when blood transfusions are needed, it may be best to use the freshest blood, but McMaster University researchers have led a large international study proving that it is not so. The study of almost 31,500 patients at six hospitals in four countries showed that having a […]

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CAMELLIA

Investigational drugs: Anti-CD47 monoclonal antibody, Hu5F9-G4 (target therapy that blocks the growth of cancer cells) For what level of MDS severity risk: What subtype of MDS: Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia that has returned after a period of improvement (relapsed) or has not responded to previous treatment (refractory). Read More

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Further cuts for stem cell transplants – for yet another rare blood cancer

24 February 2017: NHS England reinstates funding to 2nd stem cell transplants thanks to your support. Read More Here Telegraph article from Saturday 13th of August– with further details about NHS England funding issues. Patients with WM (Waldenstroem) are denied live-saving stem cell transplant treatment You may have read or heard about the recent legal […]

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Patients condemned to die: NHS denies funding for 2nd stem cell transplant

Anthony Nolan's Trust urges the Government to ensure every patient can access the treatment they need Update 24 February 2017: NHS England reinstates funding to 2nd stem cell transplants thanks to your support! Read More Here Stem cell transplants help cancer patients replace damaged blood cells Procedure costs the National Health Service between £50,000 and £120,000  […]

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Sharon Berger Transplant Update

Sharon Berger, who celebrated her 65th birthday only a few weeks ago, has received devastating news when a routine blood test showed that, after three years, her leukemia has returned. Sharon needs now a new stem cell donor. A suitable donor will most likely be someone with Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, so Anthony Nolan is calling for donors from this community: […]

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Print out the New MDS Patient Handbook

Being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) can be a shock, particularly when you may never have heard of it. MDS UK has now produced a brand new MDS patient booklet, created in cooperation with our colleagues from Leukaemia Care and Bloodwise. It has been written to help you understand more about MDS. It describes what they […]

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MDS patients and carers attend parliamentary reception for Cancer52

On 20th April a group of seven MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndromes, a rare blood cancer) patients and carers went to Westminster and attended a parliamentary reception organised by Cancer52, a coalition of more than 80 charities representing rare and less common cancers. The reception was hosted and addressed by Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on […]

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Nurses’ Day – 12 May 2016 – Kes Grant’s Thank You

Nurses Day Nurses’ Day takes place on 12th of May each year, on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It’s a chance to celebrate the remarkable difference nursing staff around the world make every day. It’s also a time for patients to thank nursing staff for their dedication and care. This year we’ve taken the […]

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