Why donate to St. Jude?
Many families come to St. Jude thinking it’s like any other hospital, but families never receive a bill from us for treatment, travel, housing or food.
As a large pediatric cancer research hospital, St. Jude treats about 8,600 patients each year.
We’ve helped push overall childhood cancer survival rates from 20% to 80%. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
St. Jude has achieved a 94% survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The survival rate for ALL was only 4% when St. Jude opened in 1962.
St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes so that doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
We treat children from all 50 states and from around the world.
Donation breakdown and charity rating
The majority of funds needed to operate and sustain St. Jude must be raised from our generous supporters.
For the past seven years, 82 cents of every dollar received has gone to support the treatment, research and future needs of St. Jude.
According to Charity Navigator, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has a four-out-of-four star rating for our Overall Score and Rating.
Where do St. Jude donations go?
See how donations to St. Jude are used.
... could help provide one patient with rehabilitation weights*
Help patients regain strength and mobility after cancer treatment.
... could help provide a pair of pediatric crutches*
Crutches sized especially for children help them maneuver during treatment.
... could help cover about two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy*
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.
... could help cover the cost of the daily room rate of the ICU*
The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has twice been recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor.
... could help provide one CT scan for a St. Jude patient*
St. Jude doctors use CT scans to provide much-needed answers about a child’s health. The CT scan combines computer and X-ray technology to take detailed pictures of areas inside the child’s body and is used throughout the treatment protocol to provide updates on progress.
*Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel housing, or food.
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