Will all of my child's treatment have to be given at St. Jude?

In most cases, yes. All patients are required to stay in Memphis during stem cell / bone marrow transplant for 60 or 100 days after transplantation. Additional time in Memphis may be necessary, depending on the type and severity of complications. Because of the highly specialized nature of hematopoietic stem cell / bone marrow transplantation, all care is usually provided at St. Jude. However, if a patient has no complications at the end of the 100-day period, he or she may be discharged to the referring physician for routine follow-up as directed by the transplant physician.


Last update: October 2003