Transplant Timeline Steps

At Lurie Children’s, the day that a stem cell transplant is performed is known as “Day Zero.” Negative (or minus) numbers are assigned to the days leading up to the procedure. After a transplant is performed, the count forward begins with many milestones of recovery occurring within the first 100 days.

While the stem cell transplant team tries to standardize guidelines and recommendations for patients, each family’s journey through transplant is unique. The timeline is intended to serve as a framework for understanding the transplant process, while realizing that each patient’s progress is individualized and may vary depending upon the original diagnosis, the child's response to chemotherapy and various medications, and complications that may occur throughout the transplant period.  

Transplant Timeline Leading to "Day 0" (Transplant Day)