Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplant Resources

Coping with GVHD

Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a long-term side effect that occurs in about half of allogeneic stem cell transplant patients. It occurs when the donor’s cells, called T lymphocytes, do not recognize the recipient’s cells and attack them.

GVHD can increase emotional distress, which may impact many aspects of life, including home life, work life and relationships. But GVHD does not only affect the patient; it also affects their partner, family and friends.

If you have symptoms that are challenging to manage, ask your primary care physician for a referral to the City of Hope GVHD clinic. Learn more from our supportive care team about what you can do to help yourself.

What to expect before, during and after your transplant

A Patient's Guide to Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation at City of Hope was developed to help City of Hope patients and their families learn about blood and marrow transplantation and what to expect before, during and after transplant at City of Hope.

Autologous Transplant

This type of transplant replaces abnormal or damaged stem cells with the healthy ones from your body.

In the Patient and Caregiver Guide for An Autologous Transplant you will find education and resources information related to getting a transplant at City of Hope.

What Makes Us the City of Hope and Who Are the Members of Your Health Care Team:

Preparing For Your Autologous Transplant:

What to Expect After Your Autologous Transplant:

Important Resources and Glossary of Terms:

For the complete patient and caregiver guide for an allogenic transplant:

Allogeneic Transplant

This type of transplant uses healthy blood stem cells from a donor to replace abnormal or damaged bone marrow.
In the Patient and Caregiver Guide for An Allogeneic Transplant you will find education and resources information related to getting a transplant at City of Hope.

What Makes Us the City of Hope and Who Are the Members of Your Health Care Team:

Preparing For Your Allogeneic Transplant:

What to Expect After Your Allogeneic Transplant:

Important Resources and Glossary of Terms:

For the complete patient and caregiver guide for an allogenic transplant: