The idea of a bone marrow or cord blood transplant can be overwhelming, especially for a patient or family experiencing language or cultural barriers. Accurate and timely services that include language and culture provide an essential connection to care, informed consent and healthy survivorship. View the Talking Transplant course at www.TalkingTransplant.org.
A resource for medical interpreters and other professionals
Talking Transplant is a resource developed by the National Marrow Donor Program Office of Patient Advocacy that brings together information and insights about bone marrow and cord blood transplant from a variety of perspectives including:
- Transplant center coordinators and social workers
- Professional medical interpreters
- Patient navigators
- Transplant recipients and their families
- Language-specific focus group participants
Talking Transplant offers convenient resources and information about bone marrow and cord blood transplant for medical interpreters and other professionals who help patients and families meet their language and cultural needs.
Ten lessons are currently available through Talking Transplant, including supporting glossaries, print materials and audio files. These resources are designed to:
- Increase your comfort and familiarity with the transplant process
- Build your capacity to meet the needs of transplant patients and families
- Clarify the important role you provide with facilitating access to care and information
The Talking Transplant lessons will:
- Review best practices for providing language access services
- Familiarize interpreters and other professionals with the transplant process
- Identify culturally specific barriers and/or considerations related to transplant
- Teach language-specific transplant vocabulary
- Evaluate your understanding of these topics
In the coming months, look for more professional development resources added to the course, including new language resources, audio files and interactive training opportunities. We encourage you to share your Talking Transplant feedback and contribute to the future development of this resource.