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Aflac cancer patient

Join the Fight Against Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders

“Your child has cancer” are words no parent ever wants to hear. But, when a kid does face cancer or a blood disorder, we’re here to help and couldn’t do it without support from donors like you. Treating more than 500 new cancer patients in 2020 and following nearly 2,000 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta cares for more kids with cancer than anywhere else in Georgia or in the Southeast.

Our doctors are experienced in treating children with every known form of cancer and blood disorder, from the most common to those rarely seen. In just one visit, our patients have access to specialists, counselors, therapists, and other caregivers and support team members in one location. This makes it easier on sick kids and their families.

Just think, more kids than ever are beating childhood cancer and blood disorders right here in metro Atlanta. Their stories will inspire you; their families deserve our support. Imagine what that means to parents who have tried everything but are holding onto hope for one more option. With your generous support, it means they aren’t in this alone. We want all of our patients—regardless of their diagnosis—to get back to being kids and growing up to live full and happy lives after treatment.

We’re committed to finding innovative treatments for children with cancer and blood disorders.

Home to one of the largest clinical trial programs in the country, we offer our patients access to some of the most novel treatment options.

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In-Kind Gifts

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center accepts donated items for patients and families. Please review our wish list below and complete the form below to have your donation pre-approved to make sure you are meeting the location's most urgent needs.

Priority Items

  • Thermometers
  • Blankets
  • Water bottles
  • Backpacks
  • Adult-sized clothing for teen patients (gym shorts, sweatpants, pajamas)

Staff Member Amazon Wish List

Toiletry Kits

Please package in gallon-sized Ziploc bags and include in each kit:

  • Individually packaged toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Unisex Deodorant
  • Body Wash
  • Lip Balm

Pantry Items

  • Oatmeal/pancake/grits single-serving bowls
  • Individual serving-sized cereals
  • Fruit/veggie cups
  • Apple sauce pouches or cups
  • Crackers
  • Cups of noodles
  • Hormel Compleats
  • Tuna/chicken salad kits
  • Soup and chili single serving bowls
  • Instant macaroni and cheese single serving bowls
  • Granola bars
  • Popcorn

Activity-Based Items

  • Bracelet-making kits
  • Canvases to paint on
  • Craft kits
  • Legos
  • Washable paint and paint brushes
  • Slime kits
  • Uno cards
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • Crayons
  • Coloring books (for both adults and children)
  • Hot wheels
  • Journals/notebooks
  • Look and Find Books or big storybooks
  • Nintendo Switch games (Mario Kart, Minecraft, sports games)
  • Orbeez
  • Playdoh
  • Playdoh tools/kits
  • Puzzles (all ages)
  • Sound machines
  • Stickers
  • Stress balls
  • Toddler/preschool toys (i.e. Fisher Price Little People toys, tea party sets, light up/musical interactive toys)

To help make sure safety and infection prevention measures are in place, we ask that all donors follow the below guidelines:

  • All toys must be brand new and unwrapped, with tags attached if applicable. We are unable to accept used items, or items purchased more than 3 months prior.
  • Handmade items like blankets and scarves must be washed in an allergen-free detergent before delivery and come from a smoke-free environment.
  • Toys must be nontoxic.
  • Toys promoting violence are not appropriate.
  • Toys must be sturdy. Avoid toys that can break and leave sharp edges.
  • Toys with numerous small parts that require close supervision are not appropriate.
  • Fire regulations prohibit electrical, spark-producing, or friction-producing toys.
  • DVDs must be rated G, PG or PG-13. We are unable to accept movies rated R or video games rated M.

The following items cannot be accepted:

  • Used items or items purchased more than 3 months prior to donation
  • Seasonally themed items that are not in season
  • Items containing latex
  • Oversized items: large stuffed animals, large play sets, large toys, etc.
  • Greeting or get-well cards/messages (handmade or purchased)
  • Homemade candy/snacks/food or foods nearing expiration
  • Transportation items: bikes, scooters, tricycles, etc.
  • Glitter in any form: glitter glue, glitter stickers, glitter paper, etc.
  • Items promoting violence or depicting death-related insignias (i.e. skull and cross-bones)
  • Religious or politically affiliated items
  • Gift cards must be donated separately. Please contact the Senior Program Coordinator for more details.
  • Note: Our bone marrow transplant patients cannot receive anything made of wood or cloth.

Treating cancer and blood disorders at Children’s

Our new hospital will be a game changer for kids fighting cancer and blood disorders. With 25% of the new hospital’s patient rooms devoted to cancer and blood disorders care, we’ll be able to increase patient capacity and treat more kids across the state and beyond.

SEE HOW

Patient Care, Clinical Expertise and Groundbreaking Research Are Our Top Priorities

Contact Us

Who Do I Contact to support the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center?

In-kind donations and service projects
Lindsay Whiteside, Senior Program Coordinator
404-785-0983

Fundraising events
Janet Read, Community Development Officer
404-317-7443

Monetary donations or patient family involvement

Mallory Ryan, Development Officer
404-785-6688