Patient Education

Patient Education

ASTCT has resources to help patients and their loved ones better understand blood and marrow transplantation and provides links to patient-focused marrow transplantation organizations.

  • Terms and Definitions: Blood and marrow transplantation has a language all its own. So do the diseases this procedure treats. Learn the meaning of terms such as "apheresis," "HLA" and "autologous transplant."
  • Umbilical Cord Blood Storage: Are you expecting? Saving the stem cells from your baby's umbilical cord blood can be part of lifesaving treatment for your family members or others in need. We provide the facts to help you decide if storage or donation is the right choice for you.
  • Find Support: Many groups offer education and support for blood and bone marrow transplantation patients. Here are some places to get started.