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There are steps you can take to prepare yourself and your family for the process ahead. You are not alone. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask your transplant team for help. They can offer you and your family support.

The NMDP Patient Support Center also provides support, information and resources for transplant patients, caregivers and families. We are here to help you get reliable, easy-to-understand information from diagnosis through recovery. Call or email us for confidential, one-on-one support from caring experts. We'll listen and help you find answers.

Things to consider

Transplant can affect many parts of your life. Find tips for coping with diagnosis and treatment. Read about fertility preservation options and learn why health care directives are important for everyone to have.

Checklists to prepare for transplant

There’s a lot to think about before transplant. Use these checklists to help you get ready for transplant. Not everything in the checklists will apply to you.

Choose a transplant center

You and your doctor will work together to decide which transplant center is best for you. Learn about things to consider when making this decision. Find information on transplant centers in the United States and around the world.

Find a donor

Matching donor and patients for a blood or marrow transplant is much more complicated than matching blood types. Finding a donor can take time. Learn about the NMDP Registry, how patients and donors are matched and the process for finding a donor.

Paying for transplant 

Transplant is expensive. Even with health insurance, most people will have extra costs. Learn about health insurance policies and financial resources. Also, find tips to help you raise money for transplant.

Treatment before transplant

Before transplant, you will have doctor’s appointments, tests, and treatment to prepare your body for transplant day. Read more about what to expect in the days and weeks before transplant day.

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