Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide For Patients

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9780964735231: Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide For Patients

Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide for Patients is the next generation of Susan K. Stewart's groundbreaking 1992 book Bone Marrow Transplants: A Book of Basics for Patients. This new 228 paage guide combines solid medical information with the voices of people who have been through a transplant.

Comprehensive and easy-to-read, Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide for Patients is a goldmine of information for people considering a transplant with donor marrow or stem cells.

The book covers a variety of topics and issues such as; History of Transplantation

Nuts and Bolts of a Transplant
Choosing a Transplant Center
Finding a Stem Cell Donor
Being a Donor
Emotional/Psychological Considerations
When Your Child Needs a Transplant
Preparative Regimen
Graft-versus-Host Disease
Infection
Liver Complications
Nutrition
Relieving Pain
Caregiving
Long Term Survivors: What Lies Ahead
Sexuality and Reproduction
Insurance and Fundraising

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About the Author:

Susan Stewart directs Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT InfoNet), a non-profit organization that provides information and support services to blood stem cell transplant patients and survivors. Following her bone marrow transplant for leukemia in 1989, Ms. Stewart authored her first book, Bone Marrow Transplants: A Book of Basics for Patients. her second book, Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: A Handbook for Patients, was published in 2000. Both books, as well as this newest book, have received acclaim from patients and physicians alike.

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"If a bone marrrow or blood stem cell transplant is in someone's future, Susan's books are a must." -- Barbara Lackritz, Assoc. of Cancer Online Resources

"It explains in an understandable, but non-patronizing, way the rationale and procedures for tranplantation." -- Mary M. Horowitz M.D.,M.S. Scientific Director International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry

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