MDS is a bone marrow failure disorder
Membership – New for 2017

Every day approximately 238 people worldwide are diagnosed with MDS.  The MDS Foundation, Inc. is working hard to change this reality and we ask for your membership support in our global efforts to change the outcomes of MDS.

 

What Are Your 2017 MDS Membership Benefits?

  • You are part of the solution to change MDS outcomes. Your membership fee helps support global physician and patient educational initiatives, and helps to empower patients with courage and hope.
  • You will receive two printed issues of The MDS-News, which includes the latest on MDS as well as exceptional patient and caregiver stories.
  • You are updated regularly on the status of our Global Centers of Excellence and their patient events that encourage collaboration.
  • You are provided information on the latest clinical trials to potentially share or participate in.
  • You gain access to MDS awareness materials to share with family and friends.
  • You are given the opportunity to participate in or host support group events with your friends & community.

How Does Your Membership Help?

  • Your membership supports over 1,000 educational packets to families and caregivers free of charge annually, to help navigate through their MDS diagnosis.
  • Your membership helps our Patient Liaison respond to over 1,300 on-line requests annually.
  • Your membership supports over 170 Centers of Excellence worldwide. We believe this is imperative as these centers serve as our patient referral base, and this partnership helps the MDS community collaborate and engage in innovative practices in the diagnosis and care of MDS patients.
  • Your membership helps to distribute over 8,000 translated pieces of MDS materials annually.
  • Your membership enables MDSF to support approximately 250 professionals collaborating through International Working Groups – with researchers in 37 countries, and on 6 of the 7 continents.
  • Your membership helps to educate patients, caregivers and professionals at live events. This year MDSF will host our International Symposia in Valencia, Spain. We anticipate 1,500 professionals in attendance. We will also host 11 live patient events.
  • Your support in 2017 will help the MDS Foundation develop the growth of our Pediatric Centers of Excellence program to support children and their families who are living with MDS.

 

2017 MDS Patient Membership Options – Click here to apply:

  • $35 – Community Membership (includes benefits listed above)
  • $70 – Sharing Hope Membership (includes benefits listed above as well as a membership scholarship for a patient or caregiver in need)
  • $250 – Changing the Future of MDS Membership (includes benefits listed above as well as additional support for the MDS Foundation as we work together to change the future of MDS) Member names are listed on the MDSF website.

2017 MDS Professional Membership Options – Click here to apply:

  • $50 – Community Professional Membership – (includes discounted registration rates at MDSF meetings, discounted subscription rates to Leukemia Research, as well as access to MDSF resources for distribution to your patients)
  • $250 – Changing the Future of MDS Professional Membership (includes discounted registration rates at MDSF meetings, discounted subscription rates to Leukemia Research, access to MDSF resources for distribution to your patients, as well as the opportunity to present at MDSF patient events in your region. In addition, $50 of your membership will help support a Professional outside of the United States that represents a CoE in financial need. Member names are listed on the MDSF website.
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