Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is now recognized as standard treatment for many diseases. Patients with cancer, especially those with certain types of leukemia, lymphoma, breast and ovarian cancers, multiple myeloma, and aplastic anemia, increasingly find that a transplant is their best hope for a cure. Interest in this medical procedure has risen tremendously as has the need for information about it.
The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLink) has responded to the increased need for information about BMT. Two publications are now available for patients, family members, and health professionals. They are:
Bone Marrow Transplant Resource GuideThis 25-page booklet provides a complete overview of the transplant process. (Single copies are available to patients at no charge.)
Survivors Guide to a Bone Marrow Transplant: What to Expect and How to Get Through ItWritten by Keren Stronach, a two-time transplant survivor, this booklet describes the experiences of 25 BMT survivors and offers valuable advice on coping during this period, as well as suggestions on how to prepare for a transplant. (The booklet is available at $9.00 per copy.)
For more information about these publications, contact the nbmtLink office at 800-LINK BMIT (800-546-5268) or call 248-932-8483.