Life After Transplant
Everyone’s transplant experience is unique, and adjusting to life after treatment will be unique as well. Recovery after transplant can take a year or more. Learn what to expect throughout recovery, so you can take charge of your health and healing.
These resources will help you understand late effects and possible treatments, cope with possible complications such as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and focus on your long-term health and recovery.
Complications and Late Effects
While you have accomplished a lot as a transplant patient, it is not uncommon to experience complications or late effects. It is always important to communicate any changes in your physical and emotional health to your health care team. These resources can also help monitor signs and symptoms and stay healthy.
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a common side effect of a transplant in which the donor’s cells react against the patient’s tissues. These resources provide information about symptoms and coping with GVHD.
When you return home after a transplant and throughout your recovery, it is important to manage the types and amount of food you are eating. These resources will teach you about which foods are the most beneficial and how you can make smart nutrition choices to stay healthy.
Year One - Survivorship
As a transplant survivor, this first year marks both success and new challenges. Often referred to as the “new normal,” your life will take a new shape as you move through the recovery process and learn how to maintain your health. These resources will give you tips and insight about this stage of recovery.
Year Two - Survivorship
Recovery and life after transplant can be quite different for each patient. Find ways to eat healthy, monitor late effects and gain insight about your journey beyond transplant. Whether you feel very strong or need additional support, these resources will give you the tools for a strong and healthy life.
Overview of Life After Transplant
As you adapt to a new normal after transplant, it is important to monitor your health, and work with your health care team to manage any issues. These Webcasts, DVDs and booklets will get you started.