World Leukemia Day on 4th September

Today, 4th September, together with the worldwide blood cancer community, MDS UK is marking World Leukaemia Day.

MDS patients can be affected by leukaemia too:

10% of low-risk MDS cases do progress to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

30% of high-risk MDS cases do progress to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

In those MDS cases, it is then called secondary AML, as opposed to de novo AML, when someone is suddenly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.

To help raise awareness of leukaemia, you can get involved by taking spotty selfies, and sharing on social media.

Here is also some background on leukaemia, as well as a couple of videos, explaining some symptoms, which can be particularly relevant for our MDS community.

Take a spotty selfie:

Dig out your spotty clothes and share your ‘spotty selfie’ on social media with the hashtag #WLD20 on September 4th to show your support.


Show your support for World Leukemia Day by using our Facebook Frame. All you have to do is follow these easy steps…

  •  Go to your Facebook profile and click edit on your profile picture
  •  Click add frame
  •  Search for World Leukemia Day
  •  Select our Facebook frame
  •  Click Use as Profile Picture to save
  • And you’re done!


#WLD20 #WorldLeukemiaDay

We count on you to raise awareness in leukemia on 4th September !

Fever or night sweats?

Weak or short of breath?

Thanks for your support.

Stay vigilant, don’t hesitate to report symptoms.

Stay safe


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