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St. Jude patient Imani with her mom.

St. Jude patient Imani with her mom


What does St. Jude do with 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 to families everywhere.

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Why donate to St. Jude?


Families never receive a bill from us for treatment, travel, housing or food.


We’ve helped push childhood cancer survival rates from 20% to 80%. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.


St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes so that doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.


Donation breakdown and charity rating

The majority of funds needed to operate and sustain St. Jude must be raised from our generous supporters.

82 cents of every dollar supports the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

For the past seven years, 82 cents of every dollar received has gone to support the treatment, research and future needs of St. Jude.

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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?

  1. Provide 1 patient with rehabilitation weights*

    Help patients regain strength and mobility after cancer treatment.

    Donate $25

  2. Feed a St. Jude family for 1 day*

    Provide a family with meal cards for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our cafeteria.

    Donate $35

  3. Provide 12 IVs to St. Jude patients*

    Most patients at St. Jude use IVs to deliver fluids, medicines and nutrients.

    Donate $50

  4. Provide a child a pair of pediatric crutches*

    Help a patient walk during treatment with crutches sized especially for them.

    Donate $100

  5. Provide one red blood cell transfusion*

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

    Donate $250


This season, give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not.

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*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.