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Once you're discharged from the hospital, you'll be cared for in the Barnard Cancer Center again. Typically, weekly visits are scheduled until your blood cell counts have fully recovered. After discharge, the nurse coordinator will again become your primary contact.

After you're discharged, it's not uncommon to still require blood transfusions as an outpatient - this includes blood and platelets. These transfusions can be scheduled in the Cancer Center, at the hospital, or at an outpatient treatment area near your home if insurance allows.

Once you're demonstrating independence from major medical management by the transplant team, your care is returned to your primary physician. Typically, donor transplant recipients remain under the care of the transplant physician for at least the first 100 days. Autologous recipients, patients who donate their own stem cells for transplant, may return to their primary physician after one or two weeks following hospital discharge. You may be asked to return to the transplant center for routine visits.