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Transplant Basics: Understanding transplant and how it works

April 10, 2018
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CST

This free telephone education workshop will educate patients about the basics of marrow and cord blood transplants, HLA matching, how a doctor searches for a donor, caregiver and survivor experiences and resources available to patients and family members.

There are two ways to register:

Call: 1-888-999-6743

Recorded Webcasts

Making Meaning through Reflective Writing This webinar provides tips and tools on reflective writing and creative expression about your blood or marrow transplant (BMT) journey.

Clinical Trials: What They Are and Who Should Participate  In this webinar, hosted by BMT InfoNet, Dr. Marcie Riches of the University of North Carolina Hospitals discusses clinical trials, including what they are, the phases, things to consider, how to find a clinical trial, outcomes and safety.

Transplant Basics: Understanding Transplant and How it Works This webcast will help you learn the basics of marrow and cord blood transplant, HLA matching, and how your doctor searches for a donor. 

Blood and Marrow Transplantation for Sickle Cell Disease This webcast will help you learn more about the basics of a bone marrow transplant and how it can be used to cure sickle cell disease.

Living Now: Taking Care of Yourself
This workshop was designed to educate to patients in regard to taking care of themselves, post-transplant. The session discussed information on each organ system in lay terms by the patient After Care Guide provided through Be The Match, gave tips on staying healthy and also included information on emotional late effects both positive and negative such as finding a new sense of gratitude and purpose in life and PTSD.

Living Now: Sexual Health After Transplant
This workshop was designed to educate patients about sexual health after transplant. The session discusses general sexual functioning following a bone marrow transplant and the impact of graft versus host disease. It also provides information regarding changing roles in relationships and how to talk with your partner.

Living Now: Your Role in Managing Your Chronic GVHD
This webcast provides an overview of signs, symptoms and the triggers of chronic GVHD. You will learn what your role in your care will be, and the factors that can determine a change in treatment. The program also reviews questions you should ask your doctor when considering whether to participate in a clinical trial.

Living Now: Staying Healthy After Transplant
This webcast provides an overview of updated post-transplant care guidelines. The guidelines were created to help you understand and prepare for your follow-up care at 6 months, 12 months and 24+ months post transplant.

Living Now: Life After Transplant: Your Journey Ahead
This webcast provides an overview of post transplant living - from returning home from the hospital through stages of short and long-term recovery.

Living Now: Making Meaning and Moving Forward
This webcast includes a panel of transplant recipients who share how they have made meaning from their transplant experience. Through their stories you will learn how unexpected changes in relationships and roles can lead to meaningful experiences, ways to volunteer or find fulfillment in work after transplant, and new strategies for managing fear and anxiety.