When a child has a serious illness that requires hospital care, you may have questions about the illness itself, treatment options, how the disease can affect your physical and emotional health, and what support resources are available.
The patient and family resource centers at the Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provide comfortable places to learn and pass the time with other patients and families going through a similar experience. Each room offers computer stations, books, brochures, videos, and CDs to help you find the information and support you may need.
The Betty Ann Blum and Marjorie Blum Pediatric Resource
Room provides a comfortable place for kids and parents to learn about childhood
cancer, access free cancer-related resources, and find support programs.
Located near the Jimmy Fund Clinic, on the third floor of Dana-Farber’s Dana
building, the Resource room can be an enjoyable place to visit during a clinic
appointment. We offer daily activities for pediatric patients and their
families. Stop by to visit our professional staff and volunteers. We are here
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Resources for Pediatric Patients and Siblings
If you have questions about the Blum Pediatric Resource
Room, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 617-632-3900.
Resource Room provides services to patients and families on the Hematology,
Oncology, Neuro-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant units at Boston Children
Hospital. Located in the Mandell Building in room 6205 between Stem
Cell Transplantation and General Oncology/Hematology units, the Resource Room
provides family centered care and a space for patients and families to connect
with others going through similar experiences. Support programs offered allow
families to socialize, play games, offer relaxation or share meals.
room also offers access to reference materials and support programs that cover
a wide array of educational topics. Both general and disease-specific
information is available on topics including, but not limited to, hematological
diseases, cancers, complementary therapies, nutrition and coping with
illness. With three computers available,
families have access to the internet, word processing, emailing friends and
families, or creating and maintaining patient Web sites (CarePages). The Resource Room may also serve as a
classroom where caregivers learn about all aspects of their child's care, from
nutrition and blood counts to what to expect after discharge.
Room is staffed by two Community Resource Coordinators and a team of
volunteers. We are open seven days a
week during the following times:
Please note hours may vary based on Volunteer availability