Deciding that your child should have a bone marrow transplant (BMT) is the first step of a long, challenging journey. It is a stressful time and a hopeful time. It is also the beginning of a very busy time. Knowing what to expect will help you and your whole family get ready to give your full attention to your child as you all cope with the transplant and recovery.
This section includes practical information to help families prepare for a transplant—from the first phone call to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) through the hospital stay and the return home. These are some of the most important things parents and families should know as they prepare for BMT at SCCA. You can also read more details about the key steps in the actual transplant process and view our guide Preparing for Transplant. Your transplant team will provide you with specific instructions and full support once your child is a patient at SCCA.