Volunteer With Us

We are looking for enthusiastic new volunteers to help with various aspects of our expanding patient services. Anything from Admin to Zen meditation, anywhere from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

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Jan Buchanan

It is with huge sadness that we announce the passing of Jan Buchanan. Jan had very recently stepped down from the committee of MDS UK Patient Support Group. Regrettably, shortly after, and just before Christmas, she suffered a brain haemorrhage from which she did not recover.

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MDS UK Patient Support Group Newsletter – December 2017

Read all about: MDS UK new Patron Caitlin Limmer AKA “The Force of the Limmer” and “Force of the Limmer”, the Race Director of Twickenham’s famous Cabbage Patch 10 Race and The Turks Head 10k. A campaign that was worth it: NHS England will fund 2nd stem cell transplants for patients whose blood cancer relapses. New […]

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MDS World Awareness Day 25th October – Flash Mob and more!

To celebrate MDS World Awareness Day a cheerful bunch from the Bearcat Running Club  stormed the Cabbage Patch Pub in Twickenham and started dancing to the tune of Gloria Gaynor “I am what I am”!! WATCH THE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e9ZXUyrsSc Such was the impact that people were reported to donate spontaneously after the dance, without even been […]

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Have you ever visited an MDS Specialist Centre?

In the third in a series, Prof. David Bowen – Consultant Haematologist at St James University Hospital, Leeds – talks with Sophie Wintrich about what seeking an MDS specialist opinion can do for a patient and how MDS Centres of Excellence work together with local hospitals. Watch the video and read the excerpts below. Prof […]

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Prof Bowen explains how new treatments for MDS are developed and the importance of clinical trials

In the second video of this series, Professor David Bowen, Consultant Haematologist at St James University Hospital, Leeds, explains why clinical trials are key in the development of new treatments for MDS.  Prof Bowen is an honorary professor of Myeloid Leukemia Studies and Consultant Hematologist at St. James’s Institute of Oncology, Leeds, in the United Kingdom. He is chief and […]

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The MDS cheer team was at the Cabbage Patch on October 15!

We are getting together for the Cabbage Patch 10 mile run on the 15th October to support our runners and shout out about MDS in the run-up to MDS World Awareness Day. Join us on the 15th of October to raise awareness and fundraise for MDS. Or why not having a go at dancing for […]

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