St. Jude patient Emma with her family

How does St. Jude use your donation?

No matter what amount you're able to give, every donation makes a difference! Thanks to you, St. Jude can continue to provide lifesaving treatment and world-class patient care at no cost to a family. 

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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. 

Every dollar makes a difference

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.

How far can your donation go?

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. 

No family pays St. Jude for anything

Your gift in action*

  1. 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.

    St. Jude patient Eden with dad

    St. Jude patient Eden with her dad

  2. 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. 

    St. Jude patient Linhao training with Angela Corr

    St. Jude patient Linhao training with Angela Corr

  3. Could help provide 12 IV tubing sets

    IV tubing sets are an essential part of some patients' treatments at the hospital.

    Patient Reed with doctor looking over tubing kit

    St. Jude patient Reed learning about IV tubes

  4. Could help provide a red wagon,

    which is the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital for our youngest patients.

    Patient Adalyn in a red wagon with her brother

    St. Jude patient Adalyn with her brother

  5. Could help provide one red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other deadly diseases often need transfusions.

    Red blood cells

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*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.


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