Get GVHD and Transplant Support from a Peer Who Has “Been There”

Although friends and family are tremendous sources of support during significant health challenges and medical treatments, sometimes the only one who can truly understand what you are going through is someone who has actually experienced the same diagnosis and treatment. The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK) has started a new program to facilitate connections among bone marrow and stem cell transplant survivors.

For our BFS community members who have undergone a transplant and struggled with the symptoms of GVHD, this is a great means to connect with others who can empathize with these challenges you have faced. In particular, if you live in an area that does not have a survivors’ support group and you are seeking reassurance, understanding, and support from others who have undergone a transplant, nbmtLINK can help you make those contacts.

Peer Support on Call is a free service that allows you to initiate contact with a trained support volunteer and transplant survivor. Peer-to-peer support is also provided for caregivers. You can request a phone call from a peer support volunteer by initiating an online request or calling nbmtLINK directly at 800-LINK-BMT (800-546-5268).

 

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