Pediatric cancer volunteer opportunities at Children's Health
Disease should never interrupt childhood. But it does. And when it does, the Gill Center is ready to help – not only with exceptional clinical capabilities, but also with programs designed specifically to care for the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of children.
Resources to support cancer patients and families include CaringBridge, Make-a-Wish, Be The Match and A Wish with Wings.
Children with an illness simply want to be a kid – to run and jump, swim and play games. Going to camp is the perfect way for Gill Center patients to “get away from it all.” Our camps and retreat weekends are held at Camp John Marc, a location designed to meet the needs of children with special medical needs or major physical disabilities.
Families are devastated when they find that their child has cancer. Children’s Health℠ provides treatment with assistance from a diverse team of medical professionals. However, the community provides support in many other ways. This information provided by the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Health offers guidance on ways to benefit these families during a difficult time.
For patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or cord blood transplant may be their best or only hope for a cure. Yet 70% of patients who need a transplant do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on NMDP℠ (formerly known as Be The Match®) an international marrow donor program to find a match to save their life.