Online and Social Media Resources for Patients with MDS

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Purpose of Review: The number of online resources for patients with MDS is exponentially increasing; this is in large part due to the advent of social media which has introduced multiple avenues for information exchange and communication. Whether this information is targeted towards the patient population or not, the wealth of information online represents a new era of patient engagement in their health care. This review aims to highlight the different online resources being used in the field of MDS. Recent Findings: Patients with MDS have access to the opinions of thought leaders in the field, advances in research and clinical trials, and the latest updates at national conferences and leading journals through social media. Summary: Social media is a powerful educational resource for patients with MDS when used conscientiously.

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Abuhadra, N., & Nazha, A. (2018, December 1). Online and Social Media Resources for Patients with MDS. Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports. Current Science Inc. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11899-018-0486-2

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