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Infusion

InfusionOnce your CAR T-cells have been made and are ready to be delivered, you will be given a date and time to return to the treatment centre.

On arrival at the treatment centre you will be admitted as an in-patient, so it’s important to have made any necessary arrangements in advance and have everything you need for the duration of your stay.

During the infusion

Your individualised CAR T-cells will arrive frozen in an infusion bag and will be defrosted at the hospital. Before your infusion your doctor or nurse will check carefully that these cells are yours.

A CAR T-cell therapy infusion is a single infusion treatment that takes around 30 minutes. A nurse will place a needle into a vein in one of your arms and connect to the bag of CAR T-cells.

You may notice a sweetcorn smell while you are being given the infusion. This comes from one of the components used to help preserve the CAR T-cells.

After your infusion, your healthcare team will monitor you carefully for possible side effects.

Next Step

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet.

United Kingdom: Reporting of side effects

For patients residing in the United Kingdom, you can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of your medicine.

Republic of Ireland: Reporting of side effects

For patients residing in the Republic of Ireland, you can also report side effects directly via the HPRA website at www.hpra.ie. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of your medicine.

This site is a patient information resource, intended only for patients residing in the United Kingdom and Ireland who are being referred for or have been prescribed CAR T-cell therapy by their healthcare professional. This site has been developed and paid for by Kite, a Gilead Company.

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UK-UNB-3794 April 2023