SupportLine: Linking people to support

Barbara, a SupportLine mentor, her three children and husband, in her hometown of Honolulu, HI.

In addition to providing financial assistance and education to stem cell/bone marrow transplant patients, we believe that personal one-on-one conversation in non-medical terms, whether it’s between patients, families or caregivers, is a very important part of the treatment process.

SupportLine is a free service designed to link patients who may be considering or actually undergoing bone marrrow/stem cell transplantation and/or their family members and caregivers with post-transplant patients and their family members and caregivers. The goal is to provide direct telephone or on-line support and encouragement during the transplant experience from the unique perspective of someone who has experienced it.

“Thank you for introducing me to Tammy! Our stories are so very similar. It feels so good to be able to share some insight from my transplant process. The SupportLine program is a wonderful idea!”
Barbara H.

We invite you to join SupportLine — either as a Mentor (a post-transplant patient and/or a family member or caregiver willing to volunteer your time to help other patients, their family members or caregivers) or as a Seeker (someone with questions they would like to ask another patient, family member or caregiver). The Bone Marrow Foundation provides a brief training for Mentors, which can be done over the phone with a Foundation social worker. When you sign up for SupportLine, you can tell us whether you are interested in becoming a Mentor or a Seeker. We hope that those who have been helped through SupportLine will consider joining as a Mentor after their transplant experience.

To sign up for SupportLine, just complete the form below. Information from this form will assist us in arranging the best Mentor/Seeker match.

If you do not have access to an email address, please contact The Bone Marrow Foundation by phone at 1-800-365-1336, and we will sign you up – whether you are looking for a Mentor or would like to become one.

Complete form below to sign up for SupportLine. (All fields required.)

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Are you now or were you a blood, marrow or cord blood transplant patient?

If not a patient, then what is your relationship to a patient?