Talking to Children about the Transplant

A child that needs a bone marrow or stem cell transplant to treat a disease or genetic condition may have a lot of questions about the procedure. Be the Match and the National Marrow Donor Program have created “Super Sam versus the Marrow Monsters” to help parents explain what their child can expect before, during, and after treatment. The video is told from the perspective of a young transplant patient named Sam and with a mixture of animation and real life interviews, children can follow Sam through the transplant process and also meet other children who have had transplants.

Click here for more resources on talking to children about their transplants or a sibling’s transplant.

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About The Bone Marrow Foundation

Founded in 1992, The Bone Marrow Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and their families by providing vital financial assistance, emotional support, and comprehensive educational programs. The Foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant or age range.

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