Weill Cornell Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Your First Visit

During your first transplant visit, you will be evaluated by a BMT Physician, Nurse Practitioner and/or Physician Assistant. At this visit, you will be introduced to your Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator who will be responsible for organizing and facilitating your pre-transplant screening and tests. The pre-transplant testing consists of the following:

  • Physical Examination
  • Blood Tests
  • Cardiology Test (Echocardiogram and ECG/EKG)
  • Pulmonary Test (Pulmonary Function Test)
  • Radiology Tests (Xray or CT scan of the sinuses and chest)
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy, or other diagnostic tests
  • Dental Clearance
  • Evaluation by a Social Worker

Your BMT coordinator is your primary contact throughout the pre-transplant phase. The coordinator will organize your testing and stem cell collection (if required), facilitate the testing of potential donors, conduct your donor search (if needed), and work directly with your insurer to obtain the necessary approvals and/or authorizations. The BMT coordinator works closely with your physician to ensure that all testing is completed, and that the best donor source is selected for your transplant (should you need one). At the end of the first visit you will receive a Bone Marrow Transplant Educational Booklet (see link on right) with important information that you can read at your leisure.