John Murray, clinical nurse at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK, talks about some of the nursing highlights from the 2017 annual meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) in Marseille, France.
John highlights the research session run by Jackie Stringer, which looked at isolation practices over the last 60 years. During this session, she spoke about the past, present and future of isolation and looked at how in the future transplantation may be able to be done in a different way with regards to isolation practice.
Furthermore, another presentation which stood out to both nurses and clinicians, was the session on preservation of fertility pre-transplant and the difficulties of conception post-transplant. Patients often become infertile due to the chemotherapies and radiotherapies. This session presented various methods of assisted reproduction in which these patients may need.