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Preparing for a stem cell transplant

After deciding to have a stem cell transplant, the process of getting ready for treatment can start. You will have several medical tests to check that you are fit for the transplant. Additionally, it is a good idea to spend some time preparing yourself both physically and mentally for any possible challenges ahead.
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Pre-Transplant Evaluation

Conditioning therapy and the transplant are significant undertakings for your body. They may cause both short and long-term side effects that may be difficult to manage. Therefore it is essential to check that you are otherwise in good health before the treatment.
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Pre-Transplantation Family Conference

Before your transplantation admission, you and your immediate family members will be invited to meet with our transplantation medical and nursing team.
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Your doctor will discuss details such as the reason for the transplantation, potential side effects or risks, and the process.
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You and your family members will have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any doubts. Once you agree with the medical decision of transplantation, we will need you to sign a consent form to proceed with the transplantation.
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If you have questions about any aspect of your transplant, it is best to ask our doctor as they can provide advice specific to you.
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Here are some pointers that can make a difficult conversation easier:

  • Write down all questions you want to have answered.
  • There are no stupid questions.
  • You can never have too many questions. 
  • Do not be afraid to say you do not understand. Our medical team is here to help you.
  • Your partner, a family member or friend can go with you. They can help you remember all the information provided, and be there for emotional support.
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Here are some questions that you might want to consider:

  • Why is a transplant needed to treat my blood cancer or blood disorder?
  • How long does it take to arrange the transplant?
  • What is the process of finding a donor for me? 
  • What is the cost of my treatment and transplant?
  • How can I prepare for my stem cell transplant?
  • What is the likelihood of my stem cell transplant being a success?
  • What are the chances of making a full recovery?
  • How long does it take to make a full recovery after a stem cell transplant?
  • What side effects might I experience from my treatment?
  • How will my stay in protective isolation be?
  • When can I return home?
  • How long will it take before I can return to work after a stem cell transplant?
  • Will my treatment affect my chance of having children in future?

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Packing Your Hospital Bag

We have prepared a list of things that you can pack for your stay.

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Disclaimer:
The information on the Centre For Clinical Haematology website is intended for educational use.  It should not be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment from a qualified health professional.

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Preparing for a stem cell transplant

After deciding to have a stem cell transplant, the process of getting ready for treatment can start. You will have several medical tests to check that you are fit for the transplant. Additionally, it is a good idea to spend some time preparing yourself both physically and mentally for any possible challenges ahead.
.

Pre-Transplant Evaluation

Conditioning therapy and the transplant are significant undertakings for your body. They may cause both short and long-term side effects that may be difficult to manage. Therefore it is essential to check that you are otherwise in good health before the treatment.
..


.

Pre-Transplantation Family Conference

Before your transplantation admission, you and your immediate family members will be invited to meet with our transplantation medical and nursing team.
.

Your doctor will discuss details such as the reason for the transplantation, potential side effects or risks, and the process.
.

You and your family members will have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any doubts. Once you agree with the medical decision of transplantation, we will need you to sign a consent form to proceed with the transplantation.
.

If you have questions about any aspect of your transplant, it is best to ask our doctor as they can provide advice specific to you.
.

Here are some pointers that can make a difficult conversation easier:

  • Write down all questions you want to have answered.
  • There are no stupid questions.
  • You can never have too many questions. 
  • Do not be afraid to say you do not understand. Our medical team is here to help you.
  • Your partner, a family member or friend can go with you. They can help you remember all the information provided, and be there for emotional support.
    .

Here are some questions that you might want to consider:

  • Why is a transplant needed to treat my blood cancer or blood disorder?
  • How long does it take to arrange the transplant?
  • What is the process of finding a donor for me? 
  • What is the cost of my treatment and transplant?
  • How can I prepare for my stem cell transplant?
  • What is the likelihood of my stem cell transplant being a success?
  • What are the chances of making a full recovery?
  • How long does it take to make a full recovery after a stem cell transplant?
  • What side effects might I experience from my treatment?
  • How will my stay in protective isolation be?
  • When can I return home?
  • How long will it take before I can return to work after a stem cell transplant?
  • Will my treatment affect my chance of having children in future?

.

Packing Your Hospital Bag

We have prepared a list of things that you can pack for your stay.

.

.

Disclaimer:
The information on the Centre For Clinical Haematology website is intended for educational use.  It should not be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment from a qualified health professional.

Related Links

    Contact Us

Locations

Contact

Consultation Hours

Monday to Friday : 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday : 8.30am – 12.30pm
Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays

Find us on Facebook

Drop a Line

Contact Us

If you have any questions about your condition or would like to make an appointment, simply fill up the form and we'll contact you as soon as we can

Disclaimer | 2020 Centre For Clinical Haematology | Website Created by Cleveraa