The Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation
(PBMT) Family Support Program provides services and resources to help
support patients and their loved ones. Our mission is to care for,
serve, and lighten the burdens of the Duke PBMT community.
Duke PBMT Family Support Program was started in 1997 by Jane Schroeder
as a part of the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.
Our program started as a volunteer-based partnership with local groups
and individuals, providing support for patients and families through
donations of meals, running errands, and visiting patients in the
hospital. Through the years, the program has grown to include a wide
array of inpatient and outpatient activities, sibling and caregiver
support, as well as financial assistance to families undergoing the
lengthy journey through the transplant process. All support services are
provided at no charge to our patients and their families.At the
Duke PBMT Family Support Program, we give patients and their families
the opportunity to receive services that otherwise may not have been
available or financially accessible as part of their transplant journey.