SOURCE: Creative Spark Media

February 04, 2010 08:00 ET

Medical Organizations Throughout the Country Are Adopting Printable Games to Help Patients Better Cope With the Rigors of Treatment

Printable Games Offer Patients -- Especially Those Who Require Time-Intensive Treatments -- a Quiet Distraction That Lets Them Pass the Time in a More Positive, Enjoyable Way

SPOKANE, WA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - Creative Spark Media, (www.creativesparkmedia.com) the world's most prolific party game developer, today announced that medical organizations throughout the country are adopting their printable games in hospitals, medical treatment and waiting room environments to help patients better cope with the rigors of treatment. Printable games offer patients a quiet distraction that lets them pass the time in a more positive, enjoyable way.

According to the Kidney Foundation, each dialysis treatment -- which currently affects more than 100,000 people in America -- normally takes four to five hours, and usually three treatments per week are required. Toni O'Brien, an administrative assistant at a Layton, Utah-based dialysis center confirms, "Our patients are confined to a chair for the entire time they are here, which is usually three times a week for four hours each visit. We need something to distract them, but that won't interfere with their treatment. Printable games are perfect! Patients enjoy them because they're a little out of the ordinary, and take their minds off of where they are and the treatments they are receiving."

"I chose Creative Spark Media's A to Z game websites because they give us lots of options and cover nearly all holidays and types of events. Originally, I searched for Valentine's games, but when I saw the variety, I decided on an annual game subscription that gives us access to more than 400 games," said O'Brien. "Now we can print off as many games as we need whenever we wish and the patients always get to work on something new."

The annual subscription is a new option that lets subscribers access an entire collection of 415 professionally developed holiday and event games. The annual fee of $79.95 lets subscribers make unlimited printouts from their computer of any game they select -- including personalized games -- for 13 months. The holiday and event games (that each usually sell alone for $6.99) encompass key holidays and events such as birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and the spring, winter and harvest seasons.

About Creative Spark Media

Creative Spark Media, the world's most prolific printable game developer, was founded with a goal of making parties more fun and less stressful by giving customers quick, easy, and fast access to games they print right from home or anywhere with an Internet connection. With approximately 500 unique games dedicated to all holidays and party themes, the company has sold more than 10 million games to over 300,000 party planners in over 100 countries.

Contact Information

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    Cindi Goodsell
    public relations consultant
    Creative Spark Media
    510-479-9015