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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

Patient Education
T15 Leukemia/BMT Inpatient Unit

What to Bring

During your hospital stay, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. If a lengthy stay is anticipated, you may want to have some important and special items that comfort you nearby.

Most patients wonder about what they need to bring to the hospital. We have some suggestions to get you started. The following is a list of things you may wish to bring with you. They may not reflect your wishes nor are they required. These are only suggestions.

  • Photographs of family, friends, pets, and favourite places at home. We ask that you help us to protect our paint by putting pictures or posters on non-painted surfaces only, such as the windows or white drawing board.
  • Posters
  • Electric razor. Safety razors are not permitted.
  • Soft toothbrush
  • A selection of new cosmetics (mild or fragrance-free)
  • An “egg-crate” style foam mattress (single bed size)
  • A comforter or quilt
  • Your own pillow labelled with your name
  • Binoculars (for a more interesting view from your room)
  • Books, magazines, bible or other religious material
  • Drawing materials, puzzles, sewing, crafts, needlework etc.
  • Cassette tapes or CDs of favourite music, or “talking books”
  • DVDs, video tapes or games
  • Laptop computers
  • Sweat suit or other clothing you find comfortable
  • Pajamas or nightwear (hospital pajamas are available if you prefer these)
  • Robe
  • Slippers or other comfortable footwear
  • Clothing for discharge

For safety, all electrical appliances must be checked and approved by an electrician at the hospital. To prevent loss of personal clothing, we ask patients or family members to take responsibility for laundering their own items.

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