Located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world’s premier centers for research and treatment of catastrophic diseases in children, primarily pediatric cancers. About 4,700 patients are seen at St. Jude yearly. Most are treated on a continuing outpatient basis as part of ongoing research programs.
The hospital also maintains 60 beds for patients requiring hospitalization during treatment. St. Jude reports treating about 163 patients each day and has treated children in all 50 states and from more than 70 countries. Patients at St. Jude are accepted by physician referral when the child or adolescent is newly diagnosed or suspected of having a disease under research and treatment by the St. Jude staff. ALSAC / St. Jude covers all costs not covered by insurance for medical treatment rendered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Families without insurance are never asked to pay. During the past five years, 83.7 percent of every dollar received by ALSAC/St. Jude has gone to the current or future needs of St. Jude. For more information on St. Jude, visit the hospital’s website at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.