Tag: COVID-19 and MDS: Latest Updates

COVID-19 vaccines and MDS: Approvals and Advice

Advice on a 3rd Covid-19 vaccine for immunosuppressed patients: We attended a special briefing from NHS England, where it was explained that patients who are immunocompromised would be offered a 3rd COVID vaccine, maybe even a 4th one, in the hope to trigger an increased response to the vaccine. This step is necessary, as some […]

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Be our hero! Join our 20:20 campaign and fundraise for MDS UK

2020 was a difficult time for everyone especially small charities. So 20 small charities came together to brainstorm and the result was to do 20 challenges over 20 days. For MDS UK the campaign proved immensely successful. 943 supporters and MDS patients raised £37,461 which allowed us to keep supporting MDS patients during the pandemics. […]

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COVID vaccine efficacy and MDS: In conversation with Dr Austin Kulasekararaj

On the 19th of July we had an informative conversation with Dr Austin Kulasekararaj, Consultant Haematologist, King’s College Hospital, London, on issues and concerns around COVID-19 “Freedom Day” and the efficacy of the Covid vaccine for MDS patients. Watch the video and read the excerpts below. “Obviously today is a big day, it’s called Freedom […]

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Important news for MDS patients: Government update for the extremely vulnerable, 3/6/2021

Full latest update online can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19 Below is the exact text provided by the government. Mainly, announcing that shielding is paused. However, we still advise to be extra cautious, whilst we wait for more robust results about the efficacy of the vaccines in blood cancer patients, and specifically MDS patients. The SOAP […]

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SOAP Study – Vaccine efficacy study – enrolling MDS patients now

King’s College Hospital has secured further funding to monitor more MDS patients, as part of the SOAP study. This study is going to measure how effective the vaccines are in blood cancer patients and specifically MDS patients, as initial results have shown that the vaccines may not be as effective as in the general population. […]

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Good News for Cancer Patients: ‘Covid-Friendly’ Cancer Care At Home Extended

Thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘Covid friendly’ treatments from home, the NHS announced today. More than 30 different drugs are available to treat patients, offering benefits such as fewer hospital visits or a reduced impact on their immune system. Around 8,000 people have already benefitted from the treatment ‘swaps’ since April helping […]

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Call for review of COVID vaccine timings for blood cancer patients

Following the publication of emerging evidence that the Pfizer COVID vaccines are less effective for cancer patients after a single dose, the Blood Cancer Alliance (BCA) has today written to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) asking them to review the case for a reduction in the 12-week delay between vaccination doses for […]

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