St. Jude Children's Research Hospital seeks to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
St. Jude’s strives to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children, by providing outstanding patient care; conducting basic, translational and clinical research designed to elucidate biological mechanisms, understand disease pathogenesis, improve diagnosis, enhance treatment outcome, prevent diseases and minimize adverse consequences of treatment; and by educating health care and scientific research professionals. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.
$1,000 helps 1 day of chemotherapy covering about two-thirds of the cost
$750 helps cover 5 days of oxygen cost for a St. Jude patient. During treatment, St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing
$500 helps provide 1 platelet transfusion. During chemotherapy, the platelet count of patients can drop to dangerously low levels so platelet transfusions are essential for treatment
$250 helps provide 1 week of breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a St. Jude family in Kay Kafe, the hospital’s cafeteria
$100 helps provide 1 platelet count test for two patients, which doctors use to monitor patient health during treatment
$57 helps provide 1 bag of necessities for parents who may have hurriedly left home after their child’s diagnosis
$36 helps provide 1 St. Jude family with meals for one day in the Kay Kafe, the St. Jude cafeteria
$10 helps provide 1 new toy for hospital play areas or recreational areas at St. Jude housing facilities
$3 provide 1 pack of pediatric isolation masks to help protect patients with compromised immune systems
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