Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and Cord Blood Transplants)

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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website,

Dealing with cancer

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

Understanding Your Lab Test Results

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Treatment (also in Spanish)

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Cancer treatment and side effects

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Infections in People With Cancer

Blood Product Transfusion and Donation

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Fertility and Women With Cancer

Fertility and Men With Cancer

Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Second Cancers Caused by Cancer Treatment

For caregivers

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

What You Need to Know as a Cancer Caregiver

When Someone You Know Has Cancer (also in Spanish)


Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Be the Match (formerly the National Marrow Donor Program)
Toll-free number: 1-800-MARROW-2 (1-800-627-7692)

    Free booklets, webcasts, and online information for potential donors and patients, including kids and teens. Helps patients find stem cell and cord blood matches, supports them throughout the transplant process, from planning to life after transplant (see Patients and Families, Support and Resources section). Offers financial help to eligible under-insured patients through the Patient Assistance Program. Also offers an online application and mail-order kit to join the Be the Match donor registry. Interpreters available for people who call and can say (in English) what language they speak, though it may take a few minutes.

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network
Toll-free number: 1-888-597-7674

    Provides information and support services to bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients, caregivers, and survivors. “Caring Connection” matches you to a transplant survivor to get support and guidance from someone who has had real experience with the process; also can help with understanding insurance issues and has a transplant center directory.

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLink)
Toll-free number: 1-800-LINK-BMT (1-800-546-5268)

    Helps patients, caregivers, and families by providing information and support services before, during, and after transplant. Offers one-on-one conversations with trained peer support volunteers who are transplant survivors, caregivers, and donors; telephone support groups, facilitated by nurses, that link patients and families together to offer mutual support; and videos and publications for patients and caregivers.

National Foundation for Transplants (NFT)
Toll-free number: 1-800-489-3863

    Provides fund raising guidance, which helps patients, their families, and friends to raise money for all types of transplants, including stem cell or bone marrow, in the US.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Last Medical Review: 10/02/2013
Last Revised: 10/02/2013