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Super Sam Parent Checklist

Use Getting ready: A parent's checklist to help prepare for your child's transplant.

Now that you are planning for your child’s transplant, you may have many questions about what to do to get ready, and how you can prepare your child, yourself and your family. A bone marrow or cord blood transplant can be a long process and can affect your entire family. The information here is to help you answer questions you may have and give you ideas that you can use with your family.

Be The Match® is here to support you and your family. Our patient services coordinators can answer your questions and provide support and education to help you navigate your transplant journey.  Contact us at   1 (888) 999-6743 or patientinfo@nmdp.org. Whatever you are feeling, no question or concern is too big or too small.

While every child will have a different transplant experience, here are some ideas you can use as you prepare for your child’s transplant.

Talking with your child

Use these tips and resources to help talk to your child about the transplant journey.

Supporting your teenager

Learn how you can support your teenager during the transplant process.

Caring for the whole family

Learn about small steps you can take to help your family receive the care and support they need.

Coping with hospitalization

Use these tips to make life at the hospital more comfortable for you and your child.

You can also access our free educational resources including DVDs, booklets and online tools developed specifically for children.