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Basics of Blood and Marrow Transplant Videos


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This series of 10 short, easy-to-understand videos uses interviews with patients, caregivers and transplant clinicians to help patients, caregivers and families learn what to expect before, during and after transplant. Illustrated videos help to explain difficult concepts. Many topics are appropriate for autologous and allogeneic related and unrelated transplant recipients. Presented in both English and Spanish. Available in DVD and online.

Topics include:

  • What is a blood or marrow transplant?
  • What are the types of transplant?
  • What is HLA matching?
  • Where do the cells for a transplant come from?
  • How does a donor search happen?
  • What is transplant day like?
  • What is engraftment?
  • What is GVHD?
  • What is life like after transplant?
  • What is it like to be a transplant caregiver?

The videos complement our free Transplant Basics booklet and fact sheets, allowing patients to learn in the way that works best for them.