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$5,000 per year. Patients may apply for a second grant during their eligibility period subject to availability of funding.
- The patient must be getting treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes.
- The patient must have health insurance that covers his or her qualifying medication or product.
- The patient’s medication or product must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications.
- The patient’s income must fall at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.
- The patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States or U.S. territories. (U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.)
See the list of medications covered in this program
- Atgam (lymphocyte immune globulin,antithymocyte (equine))
- Azacitidine (azacitidine)
- Cyclosporine (cyclosporine)
- Cyclosporine Modified (cyclosporine, modified)
- Dacogen (decitabine)
- Decitabine (decitabine)
- Deferoxamine Mesylate (deferoxamine mesylate)
- Desferal (deferoxamine mesylate)
- Exjade (deferasirox)
- Gengraf (cyclosporine, modified)
- Gleevec (imatinib mesylate)
- Granix (tbo-filgrastim)
- Imatinib Mesylate (imatinib mesylate)
- Jadenu (deferasirox)
- Jakafi (ruxolitinib phosphate)
- Leukine (sargramostim)
- Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium)
- Neoral (cyclosporine, modified)
- Neupogen (filgrastim)
- Revlimid (lenalidomide)
- Sandimmune (cyclosporine)
- Vidaza (azacitidine)
- Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz)
ICD-10: C93.10, C93.11, C93.12, D46.0, D46.1, D46.20, D46.21, D46.22, D46.4, D46.9, D46.A, D46.B, D46.C, D46.Z
About the Disease:
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), also known as preleukemia, is a cancer caused by poorly formed or dysfunctional blood cells. MDS affects the nervous and immune systems.
Source: National Institutes of Health