You have the right to make decisions about your healthcare. As your healthcare providers, we want to be able to honor your wishes. Making such decisions ahead of time is called giving an “advance directive.” Advance directives can either be given in writing or verbally.
We strongly encourage you to think about these decisions and your wishes before your stem cell transplant process begins. If you need any assistance in making these decisions or if you want to discuss advance directives options, feel free to ask any member of the blood and marrow transplant team. The team’s psychologist, social worker, chaplain and/or your nurse coordinator are all available to discuss these issues with you.
Below is a link to an advance directives letter we provide to all our patients and a link to the copy of the advanced directives form we recommend.