If someone you care about is going through a bone marrow or cord blood transplant (also called a BMT), you may want to help. Most transplant centers require the patient to have a caregiver who will be with them at the hospital and help them recover at home. If you are that person — the primary caregiver — you will have much to do. But others may also be looking for ways to help.
Some ways friends and family can help include:
- Fundraising — a transplant is expensive. Most transplant patients need to do fundraising to help cover costs not covered by insurance, such as lost wages, travel and drug co-pays.
- Helping the primary caregiver with daily and weekly tasks.
- Helping other patients in need of transplant: