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What to Expect of the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Process

Many questions arise when you and your family decide to proceed with a blood and bone marrow transplantation. The chart below is a general outline of what you can expect during your transplant experience. Insurance authorization for your transplant will be requested once your treatment has been scheduled. During the outpatient portion of the treatment process, complications can develop requiring hospital admission.

Autologous Transplant

Chemotherapy

Collect your hematopoietic (blood forming) cells

Preparative regimen administered
3-13 days before infusion of your hematopoietic cells

4 weeks of close monitoring as inpatient or outpatient

Discharge to Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic

4 weeks of weekly outpatient visits

Transition from Blood and Marrow Transplant Program team to your oncologist or hematologist

 

Allogeneic Transplant

Identify a donor

Preparative regimen administered
3-13 days before infusion of your donor's hematopoietic cells

Collect donor's hematopoietic cells

High dose preparative regimen administered: 3-6 week inpatient admission
or
Reduced intensity preparative regimen: A 1-4 week inpatient
admission followed by 3-4 weeks of outpatient visits

10 weeks of outpatient visits

Transition from Blood and Marrow Transplant Program team to your oncologist or hematologist

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