Providing hope, comfort and courage
Providing supportive care beyond treatment

About Us

About Us

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.

Supportive Care Beyond Treatment

The 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.




Rainbow of Heroes Walk
On the first Saturday in May each year, we walk together as a community. Along the way, as we carry balloons with patients' names on them, people stop, talk together, and enjoy each other's company. Finally, we release the balloons. The Rainbow of Heroes Walk commemorates and celebrates all Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (PBMT) patients and their families.

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