Patient Video - Abby’s story: How did you find out you had MDS-related Anemia?

Abby describes the symptoms she experienced leading up to her diagnosis of MDS-related anemia. She had severe back pain and was scheduled for back surgery. She also experienced severe fatigue but she was convinced that this was from lack of sleep due to her back pain. Before her surgery, it was discovered that she had a low hemoglobin level and was referred to an oncologist who did a bone marrow biopsy. The biopsy result confirmed she had MDS-related anemia.

  • Share with family and friends:

Click here to take our SURVEY
Your feedback is important to us! We will use your feedback to develop future areas of content about MDS which will help other patients, caregivers and families.


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.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.