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Take an active role in your care: Learn about GVHD Symptoms

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.

That’s why it’s important to know what to watch for and act quickly if you notice any new or changing GVHD symptoms.

This site can help you understand the two types of GVHD—acute and chronic. Whether you’re a patient or caregiver just learning about GVHD or deep into your journey with it, you’ll find information and an array of resources to help support you.

Get support along the way

Mia Hamm is on your side

Discover how she is rallying behind the GVHD community by raising awareness about which GVHD symptoms patients and their loved ones need to look out for.

Register for resources

Sign up for occasional email updates and to receive your GVHD introduction kit, including a personalized GVHD Medical Alert card you can share with others who need to understand your health status.

Share your story

Join our GVHDspeaks program and use your experiences to support others living with GVHD.

Where are you on your transplant journey?

Click to see what steps you can take along the way to help with GVHD.

  • Pre-transplant

    What happens before stem cell transplant?

  • During the hospital stay

    What happens after the transplant?

  • Transitioning to home

    What to expect after discharge

  • First year after transplant

    What should I be aware of?

  • More than one year after transplant

    What to keep in mind

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.

Note: Healthcare Professionals are the best source of medical information.