Returning to School after Bone Marrow Transplant

Join our Study about Returning to School After Bone Marrow Transplant

For this study we will enroll childhood transplant recipients as well as parents and caregivers. We want to learn about what was easy or hard returning to school after transplant and what could have made this experience better. We hope to use the information we gather to develop resources to make the transition back to school easier for patients, families, healthcare providers and school personnel.

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Do I Qualify to Participate?

Did you receive a letter in the mail inviting you to participate in the 'Return to School after Bone Marrow Transplant' study?
This study is open only to a limited number of participants and those individuals were invited by mail to participate. If you did not receive a letter, there is no further option for you to participate in this study.  View other studies currently enrolling.

If you did receive the letter, you may be eligible to participate in a new study being conducted by transplant doctors in the Survivorship Program at Fred Hutch. 

The study doesn’t require any in-person visits.

Read more about our study and find the link to enroll below.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Transplant Recipients

  • You were between 10 - 18 years old when you received an allogeneic blood or bone marrow transplant
  • It has been between 1 and 5 years since your transplant
  • You were enrolled in school (traditional classroom setting) prior to your transplant
  • You returned to school (traditional classroom setting) after transplant
  • Your parent or caregiver also agrees to participate
  • You speak English

Caregivers

  • Your child received an allogeneic blood or bone marrow transplant between the ages of 10 - 18
  • It has been between 1 and 5 years since their transplant
  • Your child was enrolled in school (traditional classroom setting) prior to their transplant
  • Your child returned to school (traditional classroom setting) after their transplant
  • You participated in your child’s care at least 50% of the time during transplant
  • You speak English

Participation

Study Requirements

  • All participants will complete one interview over the phone or via video conference. The interview will take 30 to 60 minutes to complete and will include questions about what it was like to return to school after transplant.
  • Adult participants (≥18) will also complete a very brief online survey (about 6 questions).

Benefits

  • Help us learn how to improve the process of returning to school after transplant - this information may help change how we care for future patients undergoing blood or bone marrow transplant.
  • Receive a $20 gift card to thank you for your time.

Interested? Click Here to Get Started

Contact Us

Kari Jenssen, Study Coordinator

 Fred Hutch Survivorship Program

Neel Bhatt

Neel Bhatt, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

Dr. Bhatt is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist. He is an expert in cancer survivorship and cares for adult long-term survivors of pediatric cancer and transplantation. 

Last Modified, August 03, 2020