Reply To: BMT diet?

  • Caroline Anderson

    July 9, 2019 at 8:08 am

    ​Good morning,

    Yes, we do have a specific diet for BMT patients regardless of auto/allo.  We follow general FDA food safety guidelines for transplant patients (attached) along with only purified water/ice.  We also only allow 30 minutes to eat once food is prepared.

    Let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂

    Caroline Anderson, CPHON,MSN,RN
    Staff Education
    Cook Children’s Medical Center
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-09-2019 07:39 AM
    From: Caroline Costello
    Subject: BMT diet?

    Hi Ange,

    We do have a diet that our patients follow during HSCT for both auto’s and allo’s.  I have sent an email with the teaching sheet which outlines the diet.

    Please let me know if you have other questions.




    Caroline A. Costello MBA, BSN, RN, CPON®, BMTCN®

    Nursing Education Coordinator

    Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program

    Boston Children’s Hospital

    300 Longwood Avenue

    Boston, MA 02115


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    Original Message——


    Do your centers have specific BMT diet guidelines for transplant patients? If so, are these only for allos, or auto transplants too?

    Thank you for your help,


    Angèle Phillips, HBSc, BScN, RN
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    Oncology, Hematology & BMT
    BC Children’s Hospital
    Phone: (604) 875-2345 ext 4749