Be The Match offers transplant survivors post-care guidelines


The National Marrow Donor Program, which runs the bone marrow registry Be The Match, has just posted its "Post-Transplant Care Guidelines," for transplant survivors, which you can access via the web or a nifty smartphone app. The guidelines help survivors, of both allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplants, to plan for their 6-month, 12-month and beyond follow-up appointments, including lung exams, recommendations for dental health and growth rate evaluations, if the patient received the transplant as a child. A handy glossary and section for notes can also come in handy during those appointments. The apps are accessible for iPhones and iPads, and Blackberry and Android apps are in the works. You can access the guidelines here. You can also order a print version from Be The Match.For information on long-term issues for transplant survivors, read "Survivors of Tranplantations Should Be Aware of Potential Late Effects."

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