Patient Guide

Our staff works closely with patients from the beginning to give them a clear understanding of each step and phase of treatment. There are several questions most frequently asked by patients. Answers to these Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

At the time of the initial consultation, patients meet with a transplant physician and are given a Patient Education Notebook. A Nurse coordinator discusses the content of the patient notebook as part of the process of continuing education. Easy to understand and available in both English and Spanish, the notebook offers helpful explanations about a number of critical topics, including:

  • Stages of treatment
  • Preparation, risks and complications
  • Blood counts and what they mean
  • Special self-care guidelines
  • Diet and food safety
  • Emotional support issues
  • Engraftment and post-engraftment instructions
  • English Autologous Patient Notebooks: Book 1 and Book 2. (for patients using their own cells for transplantation)
  • Spanish Autologous Patient Notebooks: Book 1 and Book 2. (for patients using their own cells for transplantation)
  • English Allogeneic Patient Notebooks: Book 1 and Book 2. (for patients using donor cells for transplantation)
  • Spanish Allogeneic Patient Notebooks: Book 1 and Book 2. (for patients using donor cells for transplantation)