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BMT Patient Education

Understanding Blood & Marrow Transplants

As a member of the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, our hospital has access to a number of quality, infrastructure, training and research resources. Watch this animated video to understand the process of a blood and marrow, or stem cell, transplant.

Trasplante de sangre y médula ósea 101: Mire este vídeo animado para comprender el proceso de un trasplante de sangre y médula ósea o célula madre. Como miembro de Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, nuestro programa tiene acceso a un número de recursos de calidad, infraestructura, capacitación e investigación.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you’re considering or preparing for a blood or marrow transplant (BMT), you may have a lot of questions. These videos produced and provided by Be The Match®, a Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network partner, can help you understand what to expect before, during and after a blood or marrow transplant (BMT). Remember each person has their own experience with transplant and no two patients follow the exact same path. Your path will depend on many factors including type of transplant, your overall health and your disease status. Your transplant team from Tulane Medical Center will support you throughout the entire process.

Bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC), and cord blood provide different sources of cells for transplantation.

Why a good Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) match is critical.

Engraftment of donated cells is an important recovery milestone.

Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) is a common side effect of an allogeneic transplant.

Be The Match®, a Sarah Cannon partner, has a team dedicated to supporting patients, caregivers, family members and friends, before, during and after a transplant. They offer confidential one-on-one support, financial guidance and free educational resources.
Learn how to prepare for transplant.