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Patient and Family Resource Centers

  • The Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center

    Blum Resource Center Temporarily Closed

    Online Programs and Workshops Available

    The Blum Resource Center is closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency, but we continue to offer online and virtual programs to support patients and their loved ones.

    Our Digital Library

    Through a generous donation made by the Marc Adam Dwares Fund, Dana-Farber’s patient and family resource centers are now offering access to a curated collection of e-books, audiobooks, and magazines on Overdrive, a digital library platform. This is part of our ongoing effort to help bring comfort to patients, families, and visitors. Click here to register for a library card and our team will send you a personal access code. Happy Reading!

    Virtual Programs

    The Blum Center hosts regular online sessions using Zoom on topics including Spirituality and Cancer, Survivorship, Managing Your Finances, Insomnia, and much more. Please check our Program Calendar for live sessions being offered, and visit our YouTube playlist for recorded sessions.

    Blum Digital Resource Center

    Our digital resource center is an online extension of the resource information and brochures that you would find visiting Blum on site. Visit the digital resource center to find information on different disease types, treatments, Dana-Farber resources, and more.

    "Light One Little Candle"

    Prior to the pandemic, patients would be able to choose a book from the Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center. Given that the centers are currently closed, we have decided to convert it to e-books. Fill out the request form.

    Submitting Programs or Resource Information to Our Resource Center

    Thank you for your interest in listing your no-cost community program or resource with Dana-Farber. Please complete each section of the request form below. (Please note that we list only no-cost programs and cannot consider incomplete forms.) Submissions are reviewed monthly by the appropriate Dana-Farber content experts. This process can take up to 6-8 weeks. We will be in touch with you when a decision is reached. Please note that accepted listings do not constitute any typed of formalized partnership with Dana-Farber. 
    Resource or Program Request Form
    Thank you in advance for your patience as we conduct our review,
    Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center Staff

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  • Located on the first floor of Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center, the Blum Resource Center provides patients and family members with a comfortable environment to learn more about disease treatment and management. The center's staff and volunteers can help you find answers to health-related questions, and can guide you through Dana-Farber's programs and services.

    The Blum Resource Center offers computer stations, copy and fax machines, charging stations, videos, CDs, a private consult room, and a lending library. Ongoing support groups, seminars, and lectures are conducted at the resource center. Visit our Program Calendar to learn more.

    Stop by the center to pick up a complimentary Hope Bag (for patients) or Care Bag (for caregivers).

    Resource pamphlets, teaching sheets, and books are offered in English and other languages, and provide detailed information on variety of topics, including:

    • New diagnosis
    • Cancer in the family; explaining cancer to children
    • Caregiver resources
    • Treatments: chemotherapy, radiation surgery, and targeted therapy
    • Financial resources
    • Nutrition
    • Symptom management
    • Supportive resources at Dana-Farber
    • Recommended cancer-related websites

    Recursos en Español

    El Centro de Recursos Eleanor y Maxwell Blum, de Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ofrece recursos en Español para pacientes y familiares.

  • Centro Blum de Dana-Farber ofrece recursos en Español
    El Centro de Recursos Eleanor y Maxwell Blum, de Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ofrece recursos en Español para pacientes y familiares.

  • Explore Dana-Farber's Many Support Services

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    Support Services and Amenities

    We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.

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    Nutrition Services

    Our nutrition experts help patients follow a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment.

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    Resources and Support for Cancer Caregivers

    We offer suggestions for online resources and books to assist in the caregiving journey.

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    The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living

    The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families by incorporating complementary therapies into traditional cancer care.

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    Dana-Farber Care Card

    Make cashless purchases for food and services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with this reloadable spending card.

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    My Dana-Farber

    Find information about connecting with your health care team, new patient registration materials, quick links to selected patient programs and services, and more.