Ways to Help




Ways To Help

Giving to Boston Children's

Boston Children's Hospital has been quietly changing the future of health for every child, here and around the world, since 1869. Named the #1 children's hospital for care in the country, we are also the largest research center for pediatric health. We find solutions others can't.



A mom hugging her son, who was born with SCID and SBS
A women from Volunteer Services high-fiving a patient


We presently have a diverse, trained group of more than 1,600 individuals who selflessly devote thousands of hours each year to support the hospital staff and our patients and families. Whether playing with children during wait times or helping families find their way in the halls, the volunteers at Boston Children's make a difference, providing a special human connection that often eases the stress for patients and families going through difficult times.

Volunteer in Boston

Volunteer at a Satellite Location

Donate blood

The Boston Children's Blood Donor Center is an independent collection facility, serving the needs of pediatric patients in the Longwood Medical Area. Established in 1958, primarily to provide fresh blood for the new field of open-heart surgery, we now supply virtually all of the blood and blood products used at Boston Children's.


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children looking at an interactive wall of art in the hospital

Donate art

Your support makes it possible to transform waiting areas, corridors and hospital rooms into bright, inviting places that promote the well being of our patients and their families. Make a donation to support the arts and help us continue our work.



Boston Children's Hospital has been named the #1 children's hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for the fifth year in a row! It's an honor that we could not have achieved without you. On behalf of every member of our Boston Children's team, thank you for inspiring us to be bolder, dream bigger, and make the impossible possible for our patients and families.

Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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