Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants

blood & bone marrow transplants

What to Expect

  • The time of the transplant procedure will vary from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the type of blood and marrow transplant.
  • Blood and marrow transplant patients should expect to stay in the hospital 3 to 4 weeks.  Our length of stay is among the nation’s shortest, designed to reduce the risk of infection. MUSC’s beautiful new blood and marrow transplant facility features comfortable rooms with lovely views.
  • ­­We prefer to release patients to a local hotel and combine inpatient and outpatient treatments.  Treatments can last from a week to several months.
  • Caregivers must be present around the clock for a minimum of a week at a time to ensure consistency of care.

Following the return home, patients increase the chances of their transplant being successful by:

  • Taking new medications daily
  • Washing hands frequently
  • Avoiding sick people
  • Avoiding gardening

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