In the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are still receiving and recovering from stem cell transplants.
Neutropenic sepsis remains one of the main risks during recovery. This can occur if your neutrophils are at a low level, leaving you potentially unable to fight off infection which may subsequently become septic.
If you need to attend your local hospital with a temperature, it is vital that the medical team considers neutropenic sepsis as well as COVID-19, to ensure you receive the most suitable treatment immediately.
We’ve developed an official Anthony Nolan letter to take with you to hospital, to highlight the risk from neutropenic sepsis and the action the medical team needs to take.
1) Simply follow this link to the Anthony Nolan letter 👉 https://bit.ly/3rEVFDm
2) In the two blank areas, add the name of your transplant centre keyworker contact and the name of your transplant centre.
3) Download, print or show this letter to the medical team when you arrive at your local hospital.
If you'd like to find out more about infections after transplant, see our Recovery: Body web section: https://www.anthonynolan.org/patients-and-families/recovery-body/dealing-infections
And if you have any concerns about any of this, please get in touch – our helpline is 0303 303 0303 and our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,