Every dollar makes a difference
The majority of St. Jude funding comes from generous donors like you. Approximately 75% of our budgeted costs are covered by public contributions. Your donation counts and will be used to provide breakthrough research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
How far can your donation go?
St. Jude freely shares its groundbreaking discoveries, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world, and trains international healthcare professionals so they can use that knowledge in their own countries.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything
Thanks to donors like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Your support means St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
Could help provide a new toy
St. Jude provides toys for hospital play areas or recreational areas at St. Jude housing facilities, encouraging children to relax and play.
Could help provide rehabilitation weights
St. Jude provides rehabilitation weights as part of a patient's physical therapy to help improve their quality of life.
Could help provide 12 IV tubing sets
IV tubing sets are an essential part of some patients' treatments at the hospital.
Could help provide a red wagon,
which is the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital for our youngest patients.
Could help provide one red blood cell transfusion
Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other deadly diseases often need transfusions.
*When you make a donation using this information, your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. 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.