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Life after transplant is a time of transition as you return home and create your “new normal.” Your transplant team will be there every step of the way to help you stay physically and emotionally healthy.

Be The Match®patient services coordinators can answer your questions and provide support and education to help you navigate your recovery. Contact us at 1 (888) 999-6743 or patientinfo@nmdp.org.

Returning home

Before you leave the hospital, you and your caregiver will need to plan for your recovery at home. Learn more about the steps to prevent infection such as cleaning your home before you return and avoiding certain chores.

Staying healthy

After your bone marrow transplant, you will be at an increased risk of infection. Get tips on how to avoid infections and watch for signs and symptoms of infections.  

Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)

A common complication of an allogeneic bone marrow transplant (which uses cells from a family member, unrelated donor or cord blood unit) is graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Learn more about GVHD including how to limit complications, the signs and symptoms and possible treatments.

Guidelines for long-term care 

Seeing your doctors regularly after transplant is important to protect your health. Learn more and access resources to help manage your follow-up care.

Adjusting to life after transplant

Your life after transplant may include adapting to challenges and celebrating new strengths. Find out how your life after transplant may be different and the resources available to help you adjust to your new normal.

If transplant doesn’t work 

Despite you and your doctors’ best efforts, sometimes transplant does not work. Your body may not accept the donated cells, or the disease may return. Learn more about these potential complications and other treatment options that may be available if transplant doesn’t work.