When it is clear or very probable that a stem cell transplantation will be performed a psycho-oncologist as well as a social worker will contact the family promptly. Both employees are always at the family's side during their stay at the hospital with their knowledge and experience and accompany the family until the end of the therapy. They act as continuous contact persons for all psychosocial issues before, during and after the transplant.
Possible questions to the social worker could be:
"How do we organize the time of the hospital stay? Who cares for the siblings? What about my job? What do I say to my employer? Where can we, the parents, stay during the transplant? What benefits can I apply for from the health insurance fund, the nursing care fund, the pension office and the pension insurance institution?"
Possible questions to the psycho-oncologist could be:
"How can I support my child during the transplant period? Is there also psychological support for my child? As a mother and father, how do I get through the time of the transplant? Is there any support in the clinic for me in relation to dealing with my child's illness or its possible consequences? How do I manage that my other children do not feel neglected at this difficult time? Are there external support offers or aftercare offers that we as a family can take advantage of after the transplant period?"