Cancer and Blood Disorders
The Valerie Fund Children’s Center is one of eight hospital-based
programs in the tri-state area that provides treatment for children with
cancer and blood disorders. Providing these services close to home keeps
the child near other family members while ensuring that the care is at
the cutting edge. Patients receive treatment on an outpatient basis from
a team of specialists, including pediatric hematologists/oncologists,
surgeons, radiologists, nurses, social workers, counselors and child life
specialists. Among the Valerie Fund's services is red blood cell apheresis
— a sophisticated exchange/transfusion of red blood cells for patients
with sickle cell disease.
Meet Savanna - Valerie Fund Children's Center
9-year old Savanna and her father talk about her stays at The Unterberg
Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Watch more
Valerie Fund Children's Center videos.
Therapy Dolls at the Valerie Fund Children's Center - Dr. Margaret Fisher
When dealing with children with cancer or blood disorders, one of the things
you have to deal with are their fears and concerns about what is going
on. We have a Child Life specialist, who is very helpful with dealing
on a one-to-one basis.