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.
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. Learn about a self-care toolkit and free, confidential counseling by telephone for caregivers.
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
- Friends or co-workers