The C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (Program) includes an Office of Patient Advocacy to support patients and families throughout the process of a bone marrow transplant (also called a BMT) or umbilical cord blood transplant. As the contractor for the Program's Office of Patient Advocacy, the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), also referred to as Be The Match Patient Support Center, provides many programs and resources for patients and their families, including:
One-to-one support from BMT Patient Navigators
BMT Patient Navigators help patients and their families:
- Learn about transplant
- Understand the donor search process
- Find a transplant center
- Get answers to financial or insurance questions
- Connect with other transplant patients and caregivers through the Peer Connect program
- Find and join clinical trials
- Prepare for and cope with life after transplant
A full list of the support and resources can be found at the Be The Match Patient Support Center.
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