600 Hospitals Get Free LEGO MRI Scanners

The LEGO Foundation has announced it is donating another 600 LEGO kits to hospitals worldwide for miniature MRI Scanners, not to perform MRIs, but to help children cope with the intimidating process of having a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan. What started in 2015 as a passion project for a LEGO employee and a Denmark hospital is now being scaled and piloted with new training material for hospital staff. The 500-piece sets allow clinicians to help patients understand what the large and complex MRI machine is all about. The model facilitates both role-play and dialogue to feel safe and build confidence and resilience before the actual journey by reducing stress and anxiety. The LEGO kits also minimize anesthesia, as it reduces stress and anxiety, says the Danish company. (GoodNewsNetwork)

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