About a week before the transplant, you will go into hospital to start conditioning treatment. You will usually be looked after in a room of your own but this can depend on the unit you are in. You will be staying in your room for at least a few weeks, so you might want to take some things from home.
What to take
The nurses will suggest what to take to keep you busy and make you more comfortable. You could take a laptop, radio, MP3 player, audiobooks or relaxation CDs, books and magazines.
You may also be able to take films, computer games, games or a hobby, such as knitting. Many hospitals have TVs and DVD players, and some have internet access.
You can take personal things, such as photos, pictures and maybe a clean blanket or pillow.
Take some comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Soft, cotton materials are best, and tops with buttons will make it easier when you are being examined. An eye mask and ear plugs to help you to sleep can also be useful.
Ask the nurses for advice about the toiletries you should bring with you.