Bonnie J. Blankert on Being a Caregiver to Someone With an MPN
Bonnie J. Blankert
Bonnie Joyce Blankert, caregiver and 2016 MPN Hero, discusses the importance of remaining calm when caregiving for a loved one with MPN who recently had a stem cell transplant.
It is important to meet the patient where they are, and understand that they may have concerns and fears. For this reason, staying calm and informed is key. Finally, caregivers should also understand when they should stand back throughout the healing process as their loved one improves their function and independence.