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Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide For Patients 1st Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0964735231
ISBN-10: 0964735237
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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

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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: B M T Newsletter; 1 edition (September 21, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964735237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964735231
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,012,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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People who have told me how helpful this book is are right! It explains the procedures so that those who aren't medical professionals can understand them. It explains how to understand test results, much of what the transplant patient will go through, and how to deal with the side effects and ramifications. It even offers suggestions of ways to help out patients and their caregivers and family!
I have never seen a more comprehensive, down-to-earth book about this subject. My friends and I strongly recommend it.
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This book should be required reading for healthcare providers prior to working with transplant patients. As a healthcare provider, I found the information in this book to be invaluable in explaining the transplant process. This book covers all aspects of the patient's experience from diagnosis through coming home and the post-transplant years.
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I read this book and then mailed it to my brother who was about to have a BMT. I was his donor. It helped us prepare for a most difficult decision and time. I would urge any BMT patient to read this book and others like it.
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The book was new.....just like I purchased off the shelf!. Price was one penny plus shipping. I purchased this guide for my sister and me. She will soon receive a stem cell transplant, and I am a complete sibling match for the transplant. . The stories of survivors was very helpful and encouraging. I was thrilled to find this guide available for purchase.
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As someone who has been through a blood stem cell transplant, I can not emphasize enough how helpful and informative this book was. I was fortunate to have "found" it before the procedure and it provided me with information that not only helped me make informed decisions, but also went into enough detail so I understood how I was going to benefit from a transplant and what I was going to go through.

I consider this must reading for anyone facing this medically and emotionally complex process.
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Although the title suggests this guide is for patients only, family and friends of patients will find the guide insightful, useful and enabling of support in ongoing contact with a patient. This guide to a difficult and complicated subject is well-written and thorough, yet simply and clearly explained. References are broad, offering many more helpful resources. Definitely a guide for patients, their families, and their friends.
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Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide for Patients is well written and comprehensive in its coverage of the transplant process. I was fortunate enough to be a stem cell donor and this book helped me understand what I would be going through when donating, but more importantly it helped me understand what a transplant recipient must go through.
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I wish this book had been written 15 years ago when my daughter had a bone marrow transplant for AML leukemia. It explains in clear but sensitive language not only the procedure but answers the myriad of questions that confront a patient's family.
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