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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Does St. Jude Hospital Fund Stem Cell Research?

I recently wrote to St. Jude's Hospital to determine the answer to this important question for Catholics.  As to the answer, it is a positive one to hear.

Question: I received information in the mail to donate to St. Jude. I am interested but I need to know does St. Jude in any way support or fund Planned Parenthood, abortion, or human embryonic stem cell research? I can not and will not donate to anyone who does. Thank you.


Dear Matthew,

Thank you for your interest in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. All donor contributions are provided directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to support St. Jude programs. We do not support or fund the programs that you mentioned in your email.

If you would like additional information on the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, please visit our website at If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact our Donor Services department at 1-800-822-6344 Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 pm CT. Thank you again for contacting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Sherry Howard
Donor Services
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis TN 38105


del_button January 16, 2014 at 4:59 AM
Nathaniel F said...

Good to know.

del_button November 11, 2014 at 8:58 PM
Anonymous said...

They're lying. There was a job posting earlier this year in Developmental Neurobiology looking for a candidate with embryonic stem cell experience for the study of retinoblastoma.

del_button November 23, 2014 at 12:54 AM
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