In addition to being the only provider of allogenic (donor) transplants in the state of Oregon, the OHSU bone marrow transplant program provides specialized support to you and your family.
Social workers are part of our team. They can help you and your family with many of the concerns that go along with having a transplant. For example, social workers can help with psychological (mental and emotional), social and resource-related issues. They can provide counseling or help you find a counselor, help you talk with your family and friends about your illness and treatment and help you find support groups, articles or books or other resources for coping with a transplant.
When you are planning to have a bone marrow or stem cell transplant or getting treatment, our social worker will meet with you and your family members or other supporters to help you get ready. The social worker can also visit while you are staying in the hospital.
For more information, contact one of our social workers:
Center for Hematologic Malignancies Clinic
Nancy Boyle, M.S,W,, L.C.S.W.
Kohler Pavilion 14 BMT/Leukemia Inpatient Unit
Keren McCord, M.S.W.