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What Should I Bring to Transplant?

Garments and Apparel

  • Pants and shirts
  • Clothing should be comfortable and easy to remove. Cotton clothing is going to be less irritating on your skin and allows for air circulation to the skin.
  • Tops should allow for easy access to your catheter site (tops that button up)
  • Bring at least one item you can wear should you get cold.
  • Cotton socks
  • Cotton underwear
  • NEW slippers
  • Bathrobe or Housecoat
  • Scarves, hats, or turbans.
  • You may wear your wig to and from the hospital but we ask that you not wear it in the BMT unit. This will help to decrease scalp irritation.
  • Gym shorts (if you are to have radiation)

Personal Hygiene Supplies

  • A NEW toothbrush and toothpaste. You can use these as long as your WBC (white blood cell) count is high enough. You will be given a soft toothbrush and special toothpaste to use when your WBC is low.
  • A pair of eyeglasses, if needed
  • Hairbrush and comb
  • Electric razor

Items you CANNOT use during transplant:

  • Contact lenses
  • Deodorant
  • Perfumed soaps and lotion (soap and lotion will be provided for you)
  • Mouthwash (we will provided antibacterial mouthwash)
  • Make-up or nail polish

Other items that CANNOT be brought into the BMT unit:

  • Wool or animal fur
  • Feather pillows (non-feather pillows and comforters are okay)
  • Flowers
  • Food
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