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Preparing for your hospital stay

Your CAR T-cell therapy involves a stay in hospital for approximately 2 weeks. To help feel more comfortable and relaxed, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. The following animation and checklist below can help you make sure you’ve got everything you need before your stay.

  1. iconBefore you arrive Talk to your healthcare team about whether you need to remove body piercings, jewellery or nail varnish before your stay.
  2. iconClothing Pack a bag with a sufficient amount of clothing for the duration of your stay. Plan to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, with extra layers in case you get cold. You should also bring night clothes such as pyjamas, dressing gown and slippers.
  3. iconToiletries  Pack necessary toiletries, such as toothbrush, soap, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner. It’s better to leave scented toiletries, such as aftershave or perfume, at home.
  4. iconMedication  Ensure you have sufficient amounts of medication for the duration of your stay. Make sure your healthcare team are aware of the medication you’re taking.
  5. iconPersonal items  Pack items that will help make you feel more relaxed or keep you entertained, such as books, games and electronic devices. Check with your healthcare team if there are any electronic devices they don’t allow at the treatment centre.

The hospital website, where the treatment centre is located, may provide more information on what to bring, as well as travel information and visiting times. Find your hospital website here.

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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