The New Normal DVD-Life After Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant
EMMY Award-Winning DVD Offers Hope and Help for Transplant Patients, Families and Caregivers
A compelling story of six transplant survivors.
“Webisodes” of the New Normal are now available on YouTube: www.youtube.com/nbmtlink.
Despite the remarkable strides in treatment, the idea of a bone marrow transplant is understandably overwhelming. It is a life-changing experience, one that all survivors refer to in one way or another as the start of a second life: “a new normal.”
The New Normal looks at the bone marrow/stem cell transplant procedure in three parts:
- Part One examines the challenge: six transplant recipients from all walks of life tell how they dealt with the news that a bone marrow transplant could be their only hope for life. Part One also offers practical advice on how to choose the right transplant team, how to deal with financial concerns, and the reactions patients can expect from friends and family.
- Part Two looks at the transplant process itself: what patients can expect once they enter the hospital.
- Part Three shows the recovery process and the joy experienced by patients and their families as they regain their new, normal lives.
This 45-minute film is a powerful resource for prospective bone marrow transplant recipients, caregivers, and health care professionals. As it gives an unflinching view of the realities of the transplant process, The New Normal shows the heights to which the human spirit can soar with a little faith and the support of family, friends, and caring professionals. The New Normal was produced by Academy Award-winning Sue Marx Films and originally underwritten by the General Motors Corporation. In recognition of its contribution, the film has received an EMMY award. The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences selected The New Normal to recognize its outstanding achievement.