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Caregiver role

A caregiver is someone who provides support and care throughout the transplant process. Most transplant centers require patients to have a caregiver. Learn about the caregiver’s role before and after transplant.

Support for Caregivers

Taking care of your own health and well-being is an important part of being a caregiver. Be The Match provides one-one-one telephone support to help caregivers care for themselves.

We also have a book for caregivers, called The Caregiver's Companion. It can help you cope with challenges that comes with caring for a loved one during a transplant. Download the book here, or request free printed copies by emailing Include your name, mailing address and the number of books you'd like.

 A transplant caregiver is anyone who provides direct support or care to someone who has received a blood or marrow transplant. This support may be medical, financial or emotional. 

A caregiver can be:

  • A spouse or partner
  • Adult children
  • Brothers or sisters
  • Parents
  • Friends or co-workers