For Patients & Families
Preparing families for the day-to-day while undergoing treatment.
A blood or marrow transplant (BMT) can offer the chance for a cure to some children who have a life-threatening disease. However, a transplant is a long and intense process often moving families away from family, friends and work. Understanding what to expect at each juncture of the process, getting needs met during this stressful time, and leaning on support groups available to families will help you, your child and family cope. When a child gets a transplant through our Center, that child will maintain a relationship with the Center for life.
Preparing for Transplant
Preparing your Child and Family for Transplant and What to Expect During the Process. Learn More.
Your Stay Post Transplant
Closely Monitoring Your Child Post Transplant Day 1 and Beyond for Infection, Complications and GVHD. Learn More.
Relationship for Life
Monitoring Common Late Effects of Transplant and Our Unique Program for Long-Term Care.Your Child is Our Patient for Life. Learn More.
Child and Family Life Services
Child-Family Life Services provides a very special service for children and their families. As a member of your child's health care team, we work to help him or her understand and cope with the hospital and clinic experience. We also work closely with siblings to help them understand the transplant process and deal with the life changes they experience as a result. Learn More.
Care Partners is a unique volunteer program only available at the University of Minnesota Health Children's Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Care Partners provides support and encouragement to pediatric BMT and hematology/oncology patients and their family members, whatever the outcome of their treatment. Volunteers provide non-medical resources, support and encouragement to families at a tremendously difficult time in their lives. Care Partners has approximately 130 volunteers. Learn More.
Through our partnership with the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics, our research places us among the top 30 for children's hospitals in the nation. Our vision is to be one of the leading children's hospitals and children's research centers in the nation. Learn More.
Support & Guidance
Parents and guardians of pediatric patients, and significant others, are essential members of a child's healthcare team. Our BMT Center approach is a comprehensive and provides services and support for the entire family. As a team member, it is important to understand what is happening and what the options are so you can actively take part in decision making. Learn More.