Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute

Patient and Family Support

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute provides a variety of resources to help patients and their families understand and prepare for long-term health and happiness.

The Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute is dedicated to providing families with the support services they need to feel more prepared and less anxious. We welcome all questions and want every patient and family to feel as comfortable as possible.

Whether beginning treatment or years into remission, we have resources for all patients and their families, including:

Information about Our Hospital

Patients and families can learn about our hospital from several outlets, including:

  • Patient and Family Resources. This section of our website offers information to help patients and families prepare for a visit or stay at our hospital. 
  • Inpatient Family Guide. Our Inpatient Family Guide provides valuable hospital information including visitor information, hospital policies and more.

Events

7 South Family Dinners
Our team orders catered food once a month for patients and families staying on the Cancer & Blood Disorders unit. These dinners create a sense of support and interaction and are a way for families to bond and support one another.

Cancer Survivor's Day
Every year, we celebrate the continued survival and recovery of our patients at a special gathering for patients and families. This includes blood and marrow transplant survivors. Please contact us for information about Cancer Survivor's Day.

Health Care/Wellness

Survivorship Guidelines
The Johns Hopkins All Children’s CanSurvive Clinic provides survivors with key facts and guidelines about childhood cancer and offers survivors links to follow-up guidelines that can help increase long-term health and awareness of late effects.

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Housing

Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay
We offer three Ronald McDonald Houses that are located within walking distance of the hospital. Together, they comprise the largest Ronald McDonald House serving a single medical facility. Families from outside Pinellas County can stay at the Ronald McDonald House during a child’s blood or bone marrow transplant admission. When frequent outpatient visits are needed, patients can also stay at the house before and after transplant admissions.

Hospital Support Programs

Palliative Care 
The Palliative Care program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consists of a team of experts specially trained in pediatric palliative care. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families and provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness or complicated condition.

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Support Organizations

Children’s Dream Fund
We work with Children’s Dream Fund to help make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses living throughout west central Florida.

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The National Children’s Cancer Society 
The National Children’s Cancer Society helps families navigate the cancer world during and after treatment.

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Children’s Oncology Group
Children’s Oncology Group’s mission is to advance children’s cancer research and provide resources, education and more.

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American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society offers cancer research information, patient services, treatment, education and more.

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American Childhood Cancer Organization
Find support, education and advocacy for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors of childhood/adolescent cancer, their families and the professionals who take care of them.

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