Children's C.H. Robinson Infusion Center is the first pediatric cancer and blood disorders infusion center of its kind in Minnesota. Located at Children's – Minneapolis, the center provides more than 5,000 infusion visits per year. Using the center to receive chemotherapy, blood products or other infusions can eliminate the need for an inpatient stay, reduce insurance and hospital costs, and improves quality of life by allowing children to return to home or school more quickly. We are nationally recognized for our efforts to reduce the severity of side effects related to treatment.
Children's infusion center features:
- State-of-the-art procedure rooms
- Sedation services
- Complex case management
- Extended hours
Children's infusion center serves children and teens diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders as well as children or teens diagnosed with genetic disorders and other conditions.
Therapies and procedures include:
- Chemotherapy to treat cancer, blood disorders, and other conditions
- Enzyme replacement therapy
- Monoclonal antibody therapy
- Immunoglobulin therapy and other immune therapy
- Sedated lumbar puncture, bone marrow biopsy and intrathecal chemotherapy
- Transfusion of red blood cells or platelets
At Children's, we are nationally recognized for our efforts to reduce the severity of side effects that may happen during procedures and treatment. As part of our philosophy, we believe that no child should suffer needless pain, and we are known for aggressive management of pain and side effects. Our Pain and Palliative Care Program strives to control acute, chronic and complex procedural pain in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Our program is nationally recognized and led by our world-renowned pediatric pain management specialist.
What is chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)?
Peripheral neuropathy is a side effect of the chemotherapeutic agents used to treat childhood cancer. It is most commonly seen in children who get vincristine chemotherapy, but it can also be seen with agents such as cisplatin or carboplatin among others. The chemotherapy causes inflammation and damage to nerves that are responsible for both movements and sensation. CIPN can occur in the feet and ankles, wrists and hands, or both. Learn more.
If you are a family member looking for information on the C.H. Robinson Infusion Center, call the outpatient clinic at Children's – Minneapolis at 612-813-5940.
If you are a health professional looking for consultation or referral information, please call Children's Physician Access at 1-866-755-2121 (toll-free).