Deciding about a blood and marrow transplantDDeciding about a blood and marrow transplantDeciding about a blood and marrow transplantEnglishHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemNAAdult (19+)NA2010-02-12T05:00:00ZJohn Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAPChristine Armstrong, RN, MScN, NP Peds8.0000000000000067.0000000000000255.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Deciding about a blood and marrow transplant (BMT) is a difficult decision to make. Parents can learn some tips that may help.</p><p>Deciding whether your child should go through a transplant is a challenging decision for many families. A blood and marrow transplant (BMT) is a long and intense process that will be both physically and emotionally demanding. You will need to consider many life-altering circumstances such as leaving home, caring for other children, and taking time off work. At the same time, you will look at the various challenges involved with choosing BMT. You may feel frustrated about having to balance several difficult options.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>When considering a BMT for your child, it is important to ask lots of questions until you understand and can make an informed decision.</li> <li>Talk to parents of children who have been through the same procedure, and involve your child in the process if you can.</li></ul>
Prendre une décision au sujet de la GSMPPrendre une décision au sujet de la GSMDeciding about a blood and marrow transplantFrenchHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemNAAdult (19+)NA2010-02-12T05:00:00ZJohn Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAPChristine Armstrong, RN, MScN, NP Peds8.0000000000000067.0000000000000255.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Toute décision liée à une greffe de sang et de moelle osseuse (GSM) ne se prend pas à la légère. Voici quelques conseils pour les parents.</p><p>Le besoin de décider si l’enfant recevra ou non une greffe est une décision difficile à prendre pour de nombreuses familles. Une greffe de sang et de moelle osseuse (GSM) est un processus long et intense qui sera difficile physiquement et émotionnellement. Vous devez tenir compte de nombreuses circonstances qui changent une vie, comme le besoin de quitter la maison, de prendre soin des autres enfants et de prendre congé du travail. Vous serez aussi confronté aux divers défis en cause dans le recours à la GSM. Par exemple, vous pourriez vous sentir frustré parce que vous devez concilier de nombreuses possibilités toutes aussi difficiles les unes que les autres.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Si vous envisagez une greffe de sang et de moelle osseuse pour votre enfant, il est important de poser toutes les questions qui vous permettront de bien comprendre et de prendre une décision éclairée.</li> <li>Parlez à des parents d’enfants qui ont vécu la même expérience et faites participer votre enfant à la démarche, si vous le pouvez.</li></ul>

 

 

Deciding about a blood and marrow transplant1514.00000000000Deciding about a blood and marrow transplantDeciding about a blood and marrow transplantDEnglishHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemNAAdult (19+)NA2010-02-12T05:00:00ZJohn Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAPChristine Armstrong, RN, MScN, NP Peds8.0000000000000067.0000000000000255.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Deciding about a blood and marrow transplant (BMT) is a difficult decision to make. Parents can learn some tips that may help.</p><p>Deciding whether your child should go through a transplant is a challenging decision for many families. A blood and marrow transplant (BMT) is a long and intense process that will be both physically and emotionally demanding. You will need to consider many life-altering circumstances such as leaving home, caring for other children, and taking time off work. At the same time, you will look at the various challenges involved with choosing BMT. You may feel frustrated about having to balance several difficult options.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>When considering a BMT for your child, it is important to ask lots of questions until you understand and can make an informed decision.</li> <li>Talk to parents of children who have been through the same procedure, and involve your child in the process if you can.</li></ul><h2>Ask questions</h2><p>Do not hesitate to ask the BMT health care team any questions. Continue to ask until you understand, even if you feel you have asked the same questions many times. Write down all of your questions and thoughts in a note book. The BMT health care team is there to ensure that your questions are clearly answered. </p><p>You may consider bringing a close friend or family member you can trust with you to your meetings with the treatment team. Always keep a journal of notes. </p><h2>Talk to other parents</h2><p>You may find it helpful to talk to parents of children who have been through the same procedure. Your child’s physician or nurse can help put you in contact with such a parent. </p><h2>Involve your child</h2><p>Many BMT centres, and parents of children who have had a BMT, strongly suggest that involving your child in the decision-making is a good idea. This way you can secure your child’s support and trust, which is important during the transplant procedure. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/deciding_about_a_blood_and_marrow_transplant.jpgDeciding about a blood and marrow transplant

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