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Social Media and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: a Review of Online Resources and Communities

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Purpose of Review: Social media has dramatically changed the access and exchange of information in healthcare and beyond. A variety of platforms and resources exist allowing blood and marrow transplant providers, researchers, and patients to interact. We review the adoption of social media by the transplantation community. Recent Findings: Social media allows on-demand access to the latest developments at national and international meetings, newly published research articles, facilitates networking with colleagues, participation in advocacy, and promoting available clinical trials. For the modern transplantation provider, the scope and ease of access to these benefits are unparalleled. Social media serves as a gateway to access relevant resources and communities for both providers and patients as it pertains to transplantation. Summary: We demonstrate the utilization and applications of social media among stem cell transplantation providers, patients, and other affiliated stakeholders. A variety of resources and communities have enhanced and increased the opportunities for engagement.

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Patel, S. S., & Majhail, N. S. (2018, December 1). Social Media and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: a Review of Online Resources and Communities. Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports. Current Science Inc. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11899-018-0487-1

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