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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

Your Responsibilities
Your Surroundings & Environment

Driving & Travelling


Most patients find that they usually feel too weak or tired to drive. To be safe, please check with your BMT doctor before driving in general.

Driving to Clinic Appointments

We do not want you to drive yourself to clinic appointments, as you may need a blood transfusion or other treatment that requires pre-medications that will sedate you. You might also be taking medications that could make you feel drowsy, for example Ativan, Benadryl, Gravol, Dilantin. Please arrange for someone to drive you to the hospital.

If you need help with transportation to and from Leukemia/BMT Daycare, talk to the social worker or your nurse.

Public Transit

While your immune system is recovering, please avoid public transportation systems such as the train or buses. Public transit is very crowded and you could pick up an infection easily. If you need to use the ferries, avoid the more crowded areas. If you are very concerned about picking up an infection, wear a mask.


Please check with your doctor before making any travel plans, especially air travel and travel to other countries. It is important for your neutrophil and platelet counts to be at a level that is safe for travel.

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