WHAT YOU CAN DO
MDS can lower your white blood cell count, putting you at risk for infections. Reduce this risk by: Washing your hands frequently in hot, soapy water, especially before preparing and/ or eating food. Carrying an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you to use if soap and water aren’t available. Preparing food carefully. Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly, and ensure that meat and fish are properly cooked. Avoid people who are ill, since MDS weakens your immune system.