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The Straight & Marrow Podcast

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Episode 7

Mr Shevon Fernando works as a senior haematology pharmacist at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. In this episode Shevon talks with Alex about all things medication management and allograft – from the purposes behind the medications that we use, nausea management and how to manage the sheer volume of tablets.


Episode 6

Aaron Hill is an apheresis clinical nurse specialist at the VCCC service with a 20 year background in Haematology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Apheresis.  Aaron talks with the team about the process of donating stem cells and the incredible role of the donor.


The Risks of a Bone Marrow Transplant

Episode 5

Professor David Ritchie and Ming discuss a frequently asked question from patients “what are my chances”. In this episode we look at factors that impact decision making in transplantation and what patients can expect throughout different stages of their transplant – from a pre-transplant work up to mucositis and engraftment.


Episode 4

Dr Ashvind Prabahran & Alex discuss the why, the what and the how of an allogeneic bone marrow transplant as well as some of the nursing and patient experiences related to the BMT inpatient stay.


Episode 3

Cancer fatigue is a commonly described symptom after Allogeneic BMT and can be very distressing.  Dr Elizabeth Pearson answers questions about managing cancer & treatment related fatigue


Episode 2

Social worker Lori Hobbs and carer Jan Hamilton discuss the wonderful and complex role of being a carer for someone having a bone marrow transplant.


Episode 1

Professor Jeffrey Szer shares his incredible insights into the evolution and development of Allogeneic bone marrow transplant in Australia using his personal history as a transplanter - it’s not fiction!