Can any child be treated at St. Jude?
Jude accepts children, adolescents and young adults who are 21 years old or younger at the time of acceptance. Exceptions to this age limit include: Children age 18 years old or younger: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and some other forms of childhood leukemia.
How does St. Jude choose patients?
We accept most patients based on their ability to enroll in an open clinical trial. Jude, the patient’s physician will need to make contact with St. Jude. As the referring physician, you can call toll free 1-888-226-4343 or request a referral online.
What illnesses does St. Jude treat?
Diseases Treated at St. Jude
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL)
- Adrenocortical Tumor.
- Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant.
- Alpha Thalassemia.
- Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma.
- Aplastic Anemia.
Does St. Jude really not charge?
Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers. The hospital costs about US$2.8 million a day to run, but patients are not charged for their care.
What does St Judes do to help?
St. Jude treats children with cancer, blood disorders and related life-threatening diseases. We take many of the toughest cases. This often includes children who do not respond well to standard treatments.
What all does St Judes do?
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
How much does it cost to run St. Jude’s hospital for one day?
The daily operating cost of St. Jude is $2.2 million.