MDS World Awareness Day 2023


What is MDS World Awareness Day?

Every year on October 25, we come together with the MDS Alliance and others, to raise awareness of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS).
Join us and support the campaign on behalf of MDS patients globally. There are lots of ways you can get involved; whether it's wearing one of our T-shirts for the day, sharing vital information about MDS signs and symptoms through social media, or by donating to MDS UK.  Whatever you can do will go towards improving the lives of MDS patients worldwide.

Why raise awareness?

Rare diseases like MDS often get misdiagnosed, forgotten or ignored. By raising awareness and sharing information, the hope is to
  • enable early detection and treatment of MDS by making people aware of the signs and symptoms. As with all cancers, fast action enables better treatment
  • foster understanding among the public about the challenges MDS patients face
  • help people to have more informed conversations with their healthcare professionals enabling access to specialist care when needed

Join us!

1 - Like and share our posts on social media using the hashtags below, and tag @MDSUK



Tag us @MDSUK

2 - Download and print posters to put up in your local community

Click or tap on any of the thumbnail images below to download a poster for your local GP surgery or supportive care setting.






3 - Donate to MDS UK on our Just Giving page

All funds, no matter how modest, are always welcome, every few pounds can truly make a big difference.

MDS UK Patient Support Group raises awareness of MDS, offers support and information to patients and families, campaigns to improve quality of life and make treatments available to those affected by Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Please donate to our Just Giving page.


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