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Answers and support for where you are in your transplant journey

It’s hard to tell who will develop graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after a stem cell transplant, or how serious it might become. There’s no one way in which GVHD affects all patients who get it. There’s no one place in the body it can strike. Since there's not one path you can expect to travel with GVHD, the information found here can help you where you are now and moving forward.

That’s why it’s important to act quickly if you notice any new or changing GVHD symptoms

This site can help you understand GVHD now. Whether you’re a patient or caregiver just learning about GVHD or deep into your journey, you’ll find information and an array of resources to help support you along the road toward health after transplant.

Take charge of GVHD

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Learn what GVHD is

Understand what’s
happening in your body

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Know what to watch for

Review the signs and
symptoms of GVHD

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Create your action plan

Print a symptoms watchlist;
add your care team contacts

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Stay Up to Date on GVHD Insights and Resources

Sign up for occasional email updates and get a personalized GVHD Medical Alert Card you can share with new healthcare providers, pharmacists, and others who need to understand your health status.

Connect with others who’ve been there

Find online groups, support meetings, one-on-one mentor services, and other opportunities to talk with people like you dealing with GVHD. Find support  >

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I’ve joined two Facebook groups that are really helpful. Sometimes I have a question, and I hear back from so many people who can answer from experience. Then other times, I get to be the ‘expert.’

Barbara A.

2013 transplant recipient

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Want to Share Your Story, Tips, or Inspiration?

Join our GVHDSpeaks program and use your experiences to support others dealing with GVHD.

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Talking to other patients has been more enlightening to me than anything, and they’ve also appreciated me sharing my story.

Benton B.

2018 transplant recipient


Don’t go it alone! Many organizations offer assistance and free services to support patients and families managing life after stem cell transplant.

  • Assistance understanding insurance issues
  • Emotional counseling
  • Help covering medical costs
  • Travel arrangements for health visits
    ...and more
  • Expert tips
  • Support groups
  • Respite care services
  • Organization tools