Procedures and treatments

Preparing a child for a procedure or treatment can be an anxious occasion. Great Ormond Street Hospital have produced a number of factsheets to help explain what will happen and what to expect.

Blood transfusion

A blood transfusion is the process of giving blood donated by one person to another person who needs it. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about blood transfusions, what they involve and why they might be needed.

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Bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA)

A bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is similar to other hearing aids, but instead of being inserted into the ear canal or held behind the ear, it is attached to a soft band worn on the head or fixed to a metal implant inserted into the skull. This page fro

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Bone marrow test

Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside bones that is responsible for producing new blood cells. A bone marrow test (or biopsy) is a procedure that doctors use to examine the bone marrow inside certain bones.

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Bone marrow transplant (BMT) diet precautions for children going home following transplant

This page explains about food-borne diseases and how to avoid them when preparing or serving food to children after a bone marrow transplant. The range of foods your child can eat will increase after you have come home, but you will still need to take pre

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Bone marrow transplant (BMT) diet precautions for inpatients

This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the diet precautions that need to be followed while your child is an inpatient undergoing a bone marrow transplant (BMT). The BMT diet is not complicated but does restrict the use of some f

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