How much of St. Jude’s donations go to the children?
When you look at total revenue, ALSAC and St. Jude are proud that 82 cents of every dollar received has gone to support patients and research at St. Jude today and in the future. Read more about our unique operating model and future plans.
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.
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.
What type of patients does St. Jude treat?
St. Jude treats children with cancer, blood disorders and related life-threatening diseases. We take the toughest cases. This often includes children who do not respond well to standard treatments.
Is St. Jude’s really free?
Jude shares all its discoveries freely with the world. All patients accepted for St. Jude treatment receive care whether or not they or their families can pay for it. Jude to pay for treatments, copayments, deductibles, coinsurance, and any other costs your insurance does not cover.
What percentage of donations go to St. Jude’s hospital?
ALSAC raises upward of $750 million every year. Operating the hospital costs about $1.7 million per day, and 81 cents of every dollar ALSAC collects goes toward research and treatment. David McKee, ALSAC’s chief operating officer, says that 74 percent of St. Jude’s budget comes from donations.