HOW DOES MDS OCCUR?
Hematopoietic stem cells produced in the bone marrow develop into blood cells. MDS occurs when the hematopoietic stem cells become abnormal.4-6
This leads to low numbers of one or more types of blood cells, which include red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.4
Fewer and more abnormal blood cells may cause serious symptoms, which can be fatal or contribute to a lower quality of life for already vulnerable people–those with a median age of ~70 years and multiple comorbidities.4,7-9