Bone marrow transplant has been offered to children for malignant since the late 1970s, and non-malignant disease since the 1980s. Paediatric survivors are living well into adulthood and follow up is more important than ever, not only to support long healthy lifestyles but their outcomes also help with setting the standards for treatments of future patients. Exposure to the treatment prior to the transplant, exposure to the treatment during the transplant, cumulative therapeutic exposure, and the natural progression of the disease makes follow-up vital.
This presentation will discuss what bone marrow transplant is, why we transplant certain groups of paediatric patients, the many effects of transplant-related therapy as well as challenges with transition.
In this video learning activity, you will:
- Gain awareness of the indications for paediatric bone marrow transplant.
- Gain an understanding of the long term effects of transplant.
- Form an understanding of why follow-up is essential for paediatric bone marrow transplant survivors.
- Discover the challenges for patients, families, and health care professionals.
This learning activity is one hour in duration. 1 hour of active learning = 1 CPD hour
You will receive a certificate after completing a short quiz to use in your professional development portfolio.