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After a stem cell transplant, why is it important to avoid public places?

After a stem cell transplant, it is important to avoid public places because the transplant leaves the immune system weak for a while, which means that it can't fight off germs. Even a germ like the common cold could make the stem cell recipient very ill. Many germs come from other people, so until the immune system is strong again, people will be limited in where they can go and who they can see.

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