Once 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.Next Step