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Stem cell transplantation can seem like a daunting and complicated experience. To help you and your loved ones understand the procedure and help you feel as comfortable as possible through every step of care, Dana-Farber has created a comprehensive guide to stem cell transplantation.
Stem Cell Transplantation: An Information Guide for Patients and Caregivers features an easy-to-read format that allows you to scan different sections at your own pace and quickly refer to specific content at any time. You’ll receive your guide during an education session with a program nurse.
The guide is organized into the three main phases of transplantation: before, during, and after. From preparation and planning, to going home after the transplant, our care team ensures that you’re aware of the details that are easy to overlook in a stressful time. You and your caregiver will know what to expect in each phase.
Additionally, throughout the guide you’ll find numerous patient tools: important guidelines, FAQs, a glossary, as well as care coordination information (accommodations, social services, etc) and frequently used phone numbers and contact information.
We also provide A Guide for Caregivers, which details what it means to be a caregiver for a transplant patient. This Guide provides information about how to find support for medical and practical issues, how to guard against infection, and how to form a caregiving team to help with specific tasks.