Expert Video - What is MDS-related anemia? What causes it?

MDS experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell, describe what myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is and how it causes anemia (low red blood cell production). They also discuss how often MDS-related anemia occurs and that it can range from mild to severe. Up to three-quarters of people with MDS have anemia at some time during the disease.

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This educational activity has been developed by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc. and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acceleron Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Takeda Oncology.

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