Frequently Asked Questions

HCT patients may find answers to many of their questions on the following websites:

Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Network

Provides electronic access to books and newsletters about HCT. Also offers a patient-survivor link services, an attorney referral service for patients who have insurance reimbursement difficulties, a directory of transplant centers in the USA and Canada, and news of interest to HCT patients.

BMT Support Online

Provides two online support groups – one for patients and another for caregivers – that chat weekly.


Home page for the mailing list BMT-Talk that hosts communications between more than 400 HCT patients, survivors, and caregivers.

International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry

Offers reports on autologous and allegeneic BMTs, based on data collected from 300 transplant centers, and can respond to some patient inquiries.

National BMT Link

Links HCT patients with survivors who can provide emotional support.

National Marrow Donor Program

Information about becoming or searching for an unrelated bone marrow donor; a directory of transplant centers in the USA that perform unrelated HCT transplants with donors supplied by the program, including outcome data; medical information for patients and health care professionals about HCT for specific diseases, and other patient resources.