This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for parents of children and young people undergoing assessment for possible lung or heart-lung transplantation. A transplant is a serious operation and is not without risk. A transplant can be the only effective treatment option for certain serious lung diseases; however, it is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.
The Paediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant team are based on Fox Ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). They specialise in the care of children undergoing all types of haematopoietic stem cell transplants (BMT) for haematological, oncological, immunological, rheumatological and metabolic disorders.
This information sheet explains the various tests your child will need to prepare for a bone marrow transplant (BMT). It also explains a little about what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for these tests and introduces you to the members of the BMT team.
Jane Sowden, GOSHCC Professor of Developmental Biology & Genetics, UCL Institute of Child Health, is a co-author of this exciting paper published in Nature today. Visit the GOSHCC blog to find out more.
Immunoglobulin is also known as IgG or antibody. It is a blood product and is given often as replacement for people who are unable to make their own antibodies. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what immunoglobulin is, why it is used in Neurology, how it is given and some of the possible side effects.
The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the care and use of long term Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD) including advice on dealing with any problems encountered. For the purpose of this guideline, devices that are required to remain insitu greater than a month will be considered a long term CVAD.
Note: While this guideline refers to the 'child' throughout, all activities are applicable to young people
Ciclosporin is a medicine that is used to treat many different conditions. It is commonly used to prevent rejection of organs such as kidneys after a transplant, and it is used both before and after bone marrow transplants.