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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
- Friends or co-workers