Bone Marrow Transplant

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Packing for Your Child's Stay

As you prepare for your child's extended stay on the bone marrow transplant unit, here are some things to consider bringing with you:

  • Cell phone
  • Laptop computer
  • Hand-held video games, puzzles, books, toys, movies, etc.
  • A favorite pillow, blanket or comforter (no down or feathers)
  • Slippers or house shoes with non-skid soles
  • Robe or cover-up to wear when walking in the hall
  • Favorite snacks (no fresh fruit or vegetables)
  • Favorite non-alcoholic drinks
  • Button-up tops (easier and more convenient for IV line use)
  • Calendar
  • Photographs
  • Extra-soft bristle toothbrushes and favorite toothpaste
  • Calling card for long-distance calls
  • Eye glasses (preferred over contacts)
  • Inflatable guest bed (single size only)

Leave at home

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Fresh flowers or live plants
  • Perfume
  • Alcohol-based skin products
  • Electric appliances (compact refrigerators, microwave ovens, etc.)
  • Alcohol-based mouthwash