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Accelerate healing by adopting a room at Amplatz

(Photo: David Sherman)

Children who need blood and marrow transplants (BMTs) come to University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital from across the country and beyond for leading-edge care. These kids often spend several weeks, even months, in the hospital due to the severity of their illnesses.

The expert and innovative care offered at Amplatz Children’s Hospital—home to the oldest and one of the most respected BMT programs in the world—is also reflected by the amenities offered in its Adopt A Rooms.

Adopt A Rooms are customizable, private rooms designed specially for kids and their families. Bedside consoles give children command of almost everything in their spacious rooms, providing the kids a sense of control during a time when they yearn for it.

“Adopt A Rooms have made a big difference in the lives of the kids we take care of,” says John Wagner, M.D., director of the Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation. They’ve even helped patients get better faster, he says.

So far seven of the 24 rooms in Amplatz’s BMT unit have been adopted—the latest by the staffing agency Aerotek. But all of these rooms need Adopt A Room upgrades, Wagner says, so that patients can get back to playing like kids.

Learn more about how you or your company can adopt one of the 17 remaining rooms on the BMT unit at uofmhope.org, or contact Elizabeth Patty at 612-625-6136 or patty@umn.edu. See the full list of our Adopt A Room sponsors.

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