“Transplant is doable, but not easy. This is more of a marathon than a sprint. Your life will be affected forever in both positive and negative ways. Surround yourself with friends and have a committed caregiver who will be your advocate as well. Focus on the things you can do instead of your limitations.
- Evelyn, transplant recipient
Recovering from a transplant takes time. Some complications are common. Your doctor can help you understand possible complications and treatments to help reduce them. You will stay in or near the hospital during early recovery. The sections below explain common words related to recovery and provide helpful tips to support your recovery.
Engraftment is when your new blood-forming cells begin to grow in your blood. Read more about engraftment.
You may have to take a lot of medicine after transplant. Find tips for organizing your medicines.
It’s important to prepare and store your food safely after transplant. Learn more about safe eating after transplant.
GVHD is a common complication after an allogeneic transplant (cells from a donor). Read about the 2 main types of GVHD.
There’s no guaranteed way to prevent GVHD, but there are ways to lower your risk.
If GVHD is caught early, treatments may work better. Learn about the early signs and symptoms of GVHD.
It’s important to get regular check-ups after transplant. Learn how to take care of your health after transplant and download or order the “After Transplant Care Guides.”