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New suggestions for website?

Posted: 20 Oct 2015 18:34
by sophie
As you are all hopefully answering the questions from our committee, please feel free to also list your suggestions in a reply to this message.
Let us know what you think is missing - or what we need to change.

Please do it in order of priority - as Urgent, or Nice to have.
As you know, time is the one really crucial thing - so anything we invest time in, means time taken away from some other service we provide to our members.

Please use these bullet points to reply.
Thank you.

Suggested changes for the MDS UK website

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Nice to have
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Extra comments:

Re: New suggestions for website?

Posted: 21 Oct 2015 15:49
by chris
HI Sophie/ Web people!

People are saying that they cannot vote in the poll I set up - it just shows the results? Any ideas? Some people have voted. Presume you are locked out once you have voted but not sure why first visit would show results only and not voting buttons?

best wishes

Chris

Re: New suggestions for website?

Posted: 26 Oct 2015 17:18
by GeoffC
Hi Sophie

Just one suggestion from me, a nice to have really.

A section on the home page with links to newly published material elsewhere on the site.
I know there is a latest news section, but that doesn't cover for example updated "patient stories".

Other than that I'm happy with the site, glad I found it soon after being diagnosed.

Re: New suggestions for website?

Posted: 26 Oct 2015 18:59
by meerkat
Hello
Thank you for your efforts to review the website and its accessibility. From my perspective I was diagnosed with 5Q- MDS in 2007. I found the site informative and other peoples experiences were helpful and in many cases inspiring.

Unfortunately my MDS transformed to AML earlier this year. Suddenly I became an 'ex MDS' patient and the website became less relevant, as my focus changed to other matters.

As I'm sure a number of people with MDS may follow a similar pathway, then my suggestion would be to have some links to other websites, like the Anthony Nolan Trust or Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Thank you and hope everyone's health remains stable.

Meerkat
MDS diagnosed 2007 and transformed to AML in April 2015

Re: New suggestions for website?

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 17:40
by christina
Have just managed to log in after many months, so just testing this Christina

Re: New suggestions for website?

Posted: 11 Nov 2015 12:04
by sophie
meerkat wrote:Hello
Thank you for your efforts to review the website and its accessibility. From my perspective I was diagnosed with 5Q- MDS in 2007. I found the site informative and other peoples experiences were helpful and in many cases inspiring.

Unfortunately my MDS transformed to AML earlier this year. Suddenly I became an 'ex MDS' patient and the website became less relevant, as my focus changed to other matters.

As I'm sure a number of people with MDS may follow a similar pathway, then my suggestion would be to have some links to other websites, like the Anthony Nolan Trust or Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Thank you and hope everyone's health remains stable.

Meerkat
MDS diagnosed 2007 and transformed to AML in April 2015
Hello Meerkat - please do not feel you necessarily have to leave our MDS website or forum because you are ex-MDS. We have been thinking to add some more information about AML, as indeed some patients do progress to leukaemia. Some of the treatments for MDS are also used in AML - so there is an overlap. Especially with regards to new trials coming up.

As for links to Leukaemia Care, Bloodwise (ex LLR), Anthony Nolan and Delete Blood Cancer, they are all listed on our Links page on the website, together with other helpful pages:
http://www.mdspatientsupport.org.uk/wha ... ful-links/
If you have other links you think we should add, please do list them on this forum - so I can add them to the webpage.

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply - this is truly helpful to us.
The feedback of all our users is crucial to help us improve.

Warmest regards,

Re: New suggestions for website?

Posted: 11 Nov 2015 12:10
by sophie
GeoffC wrote:Hi Sophie

Just one suggestion from me, a nice to have really.

A section on the home page with links to newly published material elsewhere on the site.
I know there is a latest news section, but that doesn't cover for example updated "patient stories".

Other than that I'm happy with the site, glad I found it soon after being diagnosed.
Dear Geoff,
many thanks for your comments.
We'll see if we can add a feature on our website regarding any updates we make to various pages.
Not promising anything - but we will try. Our trusted webdesigners may have a solution to this :ugeek: :idea:

Thanks so much for following the progress of our website - and so glad you find it helpful!