How to Help

Donate blood

Family and friends can donate blood or platelets at our Blood Donor Center in the Pavilion Lobby. The center is open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment for a blood or platelet donation, call 617-355-6677. The center also takes walk-in blood donations during hours of operation.

Gift baskets and gift cards

There are a variety of gift baskets available through the hospital's catering service. Also, vouchers for meals at the Cafe at Boston Children's are available for purchase.

For more information or to place an order, 617-355-2278 Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Flowers and gifts

Fresh or dried flowers and plants are not allowed in patient rooms on certain floors. Cards, letters, toys, games and Mylar balloons are welcomed, however, latex balloons are not allowed anywhere in the hospital.

For more information on which floors have restrictions, contact the Information Desk at617-355-6201.

Donate to the hospital

There are many ways to give back to Boston Children's: Make a donation, participate in one of our fundraising events or even host your own event to benefit the hospital.

Visit for more information or call 617-355-6890.