Be the Match/National Marrow Donor Program
- Patient Navigator Program: Through this free telephone resource, you can speak with a navigator who is familiar with stem cell transplant and who will listen, share tips, help you deal with challenges, and support you in taking care of yourself.
- Peer Connect: This free program connects you with other patients and caregivers who have been through the transplant journey. Volunteers are available by phone or email.
- Counseling Services: Free one-to-one telephone counseling and support groups for caregivers and patients are available.
- Video: In this video by the National Marrow Donor Program, caregivers describe what caregiving was like for them, and hear patients share what their caregivers meant to them.
NBMT Link (National Bone Marrow Transplant Link)
- Peer Support on Call: This free service offers one-on-one conversations with trained peer support volunteers who are stem cell transplant survivors, caregivers, and marrow donors. 800-546-5268.
- Webinars, Webcasts, and Podcasts: Find many video resources to help caregivers. Topics include:
- Understanding and Managing the Challenges of Caregiving
- Common Caregiving Concerns Throughout Transplant
- For Better and For Worse: Impact of Cancer/BMT on Spouse/Caregivers
- Caring Connection Program: This free program pairs you with a patient or caregiver who has been through the stem cell transplant experience. This volunteer can provide non-medical information, emotional support, and tips for coping with household and job responsibilities, the needs of other family members, and more.
- Video Resources: Find many video resources to help caregivers at bmtinfonet.org. Video topics include:
- Caregiver challenges
- Facing challenges and forging resilience
- What to expect when caring for a recovering transplant patient
- The challenges of caregiving and the importance of self-care
The Bone Marrow Foundation
- Ask the Expert: Ask the Expert is an online service that enables confidential communications with health care professionals, so patients and caregivers can ask questions and get the answers they need.
- CancerBuddy: Recognized as the first social support network for people facing cancer, CancerBuddy is a free smartphone app that fosters interactions and provides resources for patients, survivors, and caregivers.
- Clinical Care Counseling: Clinical care counseling provides confidential individual and family supportive counseling, financial guidance, and resource referrals. 800-365-1336; email@example.com