Can you have visitors during a stem cell transplant?

Can you have visitors during a stem cell transplant?

stay in a special germ-free room, and visitors may need to wear protective clothing to prevent infections, as you’ll have a low number of infection-fighting white blood cells.

Can you transfer stem cells from one person to another?

A stem cell transplant can involve taking healthy stem cells from the blood or bone marrow of one person – ideally a close family member with the same or similar tissue type (see below) – and transferring them to another person. This is called an allogeneic transplant.

When do you go home after a stem cell transplant?

At home, you and your family will need to manage your care. Feeling confident and comfortable doing this takes time. During your follow-up visits, your social worker can help you get the services you need and give you emotional support. When you go home, it will take time to get used to living at home again.

Where do stem cells go after a bone marrow transplant?

The stem cells travel to the bone marrow, where they engraft or “take” and start to make blood cells. Signs of the new blood cells usually can be measured in the patient’s blood tests in a few weeks. Normally, not many stem cells are found in the blood.

Can a person be isolated after a stem cell transplant?

Robin Roberts (left), accompanied by MSK nurse Tonya Samuel, as she was discharged from Memorial Sloan Kettering after a stem cell transplant. For people undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplants, being isolated from friends, family, and everyday life can make recovery more difficult.

Can a person recover from a stem cell transplant?

Most people who receive a stem cell transplant at MSK recover extremely well. Stem cell transplants, also called bone marrow transplants, can treat certain blood cancers. These include leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

Where is the best place to get a stem cell transplant?

Learn what makes Memorial Sloan Kettering one of the best places to have a stem cell transplant. In fact, an independent study conducted by the US National Marrow Donor Program in 2012 showed that MSK significantly exceeded its predicted rate of one-year survival for people who had allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.

Can you get a stem cell transplant at Memorial Sloan Kettering?

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we are committed to improving the outcomes of people who undergo stem cell transplantation for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Most people who receive a stem cell transplant at MSK recover extremely well.

How to pay for stem cell transplants for cancer?

Most insurance plans cover some of the costs of transplants for certain types of cancer. Talk with your health plan about which services it will pay for. Talking with the business office where you go for treatment may help you understand all the costs involved.