THE LEGO FOUNDATION TO DONATE LEGO MRI SCANNERS TO RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENTS AROUND THE WORLD
A big shout out to the team at The Lego Foundation who are donating Lego MRI scanners to hospitals globally to help familiarise children with the MRI process and cope with the uncertainty of MRI scanning.
MRI scanning can be a daunting experience for anyone, let along young children dealing with scary medical symptoms. Machines are noisy and compact, and testing can take up to an hour during which the patient must remain still: knowing what to expect and how to cope could help a child tremendously.
The donation comes with a collection of videos created ot support medical staff in guiding children through the process.
“The LEGO MRI Scanner is developed with a child-centered focus and learning through play approach, which strengthens children’s skill development. The model is designed around the child’s MRI treatment, and is a means for clinicians to facilitate both role play and dialogue so that the child feels safe and can build confidence and resilience before the actual journey, in turn reducing stress and anxiety”
The donation is available to applicants from radiology departments around the world. We think this is a lovely initiative.
You can read the full announcement from The Lego Foundation here https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news/2022/february/lego-foundation-donation-mri