MDS is a bone marrow failure disorder
MDS is a blood cancer
Learn More >

Welcome to the MDS Patient Message Board Post New Thread

Welcome to the MDS Patient Message Board. We hope that you will find this to be a very valuable resource in your journey. We have recently revised the format of our forum to be much more user friendly and pleasing on the eyes. Let us know if you have any problems, or if you have additional suggestions on how we might further improve our site.


This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  CEYHAN KAYRAN ISCİ 1 year ago.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
  • #36551


    My dad is 86 years old, and his hematologist told us that at this age we dont do bone marrow bıopsy since it will no change the treatment, he is taking blood transusion when needed. What do you recmomend us? we are living in Turkey



    Dear Ceyhan, Thank you for your email with information regarding your father’s health. I know this is a difficult situation for you and I would recommend that you take him to one of our Centers of Excellence in MDS for a second opinion. Following is a link to our Centers of Excellence worldwide We also have a wonderful information program called the Building Blocks of Hope in Turkish here:

    In the meantime, you can also view this video I hope this information helps. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.



    Thank you for your kind answer, unfortunately, we cant take our dad to abroad (USA). I can only take recommendation through this board and make my dad’s life more comfortable as much as possible.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

Register for an account, or login to post to our message boards. Click here.

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.



Search Forums

Review answers to commonly asked questions or get answers to your questions from an MDS expert