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Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Program Status

 
Open – We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level

$ 10,000 per year. Patients may apply for a second grant during their eligibility period subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

Patient should be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
The medication must treat the disease directly.
Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
Patient’s income must fall below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Get Help With Your Treatment

Apply Online (Click Here) or call 1-866-316-PANF (7263)

Information About the Disease

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is the name of a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged. This damage leads to low numbers of one or more type of blood cells.  In MDS, the cells in the bone marrow have problems making blood cells. Many of the blood cells that are formed by the bone marrow cells are defective. The body destroys these abnormal blood cells, leaving the patient without enough normal blood cells and low blood counts.

For more information visit the Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation website or call 1-800-MDS-0839.  You can also visit the American Cancer Society website and click on Cancer Reference Information or call 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345).