Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), or myelodysplasia, is a blood disorder that causes a drop in your number of healthy blood cells. MDS covers a spectrum of disorders from indolent (slow developing) to aggressive (that rapidly develop or change into leukaemia).

Patient contact

General enquiries

Service management

Other contact information

For all general & GP enquires regarding myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) please contact Sarah Benn-Hirsch on 020 3447 7179

If you are a patient please call the Patient Telephone Line for all queries to your team: . Please note the line is open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

Outside of the office hours (listed above) and for urgent medical advice only, patients may call the haematology ward: 07852 220 900.

Please note this line is for patients only – medical professionals should call the general enquiries line for any patient related queries.


Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
Outpatient clinics and haematology day care unit:
Fourth Floor
Huntley Street
London, WC1E 6AG
University College Hospital
Inpatient Wards:
T13 North, T14 South, T16 South and T16 North
Euston Road
London, NW1 2PG

Referral address

Department of Haematology
3rd Floor West
250 Euston Road
London, NW1 2PG