Rady Children’s Fun Facts

  • Last year, Rady Children’s pharmacists filled more than 1.5 million doses of medications for infants weighing one-half pound to adolescents tipping the scale at 200 pounds.

  • Rady Children’s uses more than 558,000 diapers per year.

  • Patients at Rady Children’s use 3,500 crutches each year.

  • Each year, nearly 81,000 intravenous (IV) lines are started at Rady Children’s.

  • Last year, Rady Children's radiology technicians took 125,450 X-rays, 9,140 ultrasounds and 3,718 CT scans.

  • Rady Children’s gives out 20,000 popsicles a year to patients.

  • Rady Children’s playrooms go through approximately 1,400 packs of crayons a year.

  • Rady Children’s uses 9,000 pacifiers a year.

  • Rady Children’s gives out more than 176,000 Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and plain bandages.

  • Rady Children’s bakes more than 163,000 cookies each year for its patients.

  • Rady Children’s uses 1.3 million pounds of linen (sheets, pillowcases, towels) each year.

  • Rady Children’s uses more than 6 million exam gloves per year.

  • Each day, Rady Children’s makes up to 40 specialized baby formulas for children with special nutritional needs.

  • Rady Children’s uses 33,100 batteries per year.

  • Rady Children’s has gowns to fit all sizes, from infants and children to teenagers.

  • A blood pressure cuff for a preemie’s tiny arm is about the size of an adult’s finger.

  • Kids as young as 8 and weighing just 60 pounds can donate blood safely for upcoming surgeries.

  • There are 6 gardens created especially for kids throughout the hospital, helping to maintain a healing environment for our patients and their families.

  • Rady Children’s volunteers contributed 46,563 volunteer hours last year. That translates to a gift worth more than $1,050,000.00!

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