In the immediate period following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (bone marrow, PBSC, or cord blood transplant — BMT), an immunosuppressed patient requires specialized care at a transplant center with a health care team experienced in treating post-BMT complications.
Transplant patients may still have special health care needs after returning home, and physicians assuming the care of such patients work together with the transplant center team to develop a treatment and communication plan to ensure that the patient receives appropriate monitoring — short- and long-term. The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) offers education and resources that can assist physicians in this process:
Post-Transplant Care Guidelines
Post-Transplant Care guidelines are available that include: recommendations for post-transplant screening and preventive practices, screening for chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and a vaccination schedule.