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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

Your Responsibilities
Preventing Infection

Visitors, Crowds & Activities Outside the Home

You are encouraged to get out and do things you enjoy. However, try to stay away from crowded areas such as malls, buses and movie theatres where you may come into contact with people who could give you an illness.

If it is necessary go to these areas, go at the least busy times, usually between 9:30am to 11:30am. Continue strict hand washing after such activities. Ask your physician when it is safe to be in more public places. This will all depend on your white blood count.

To be safe, please follow these guidelines:

  • Take daily walks in the fresh air and enjoy rides in the car.
  • If you have a sufficient white cell count, it is OK to visit public places such as a movie theatre during off-hours when fewer people are there.
  • If you suspect someone is sick, avoid visits until they are well.
  • Encourage visitors to call ahead.
  • Ask visitors to stay home if they are ill.

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