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How Your Gift Helps

As a not-for-profit hospital and research center, we depend on your support. Help us meet the healthcare needs of children in our community and improve child health around the globe. Every gift is important for furthering our research efforts and contributing to the expert, family-centered care our patients receive at Cincinnati Children’s.

Your support helps us change the outcome.
Your gift to this fund will be used to support clinical and research initiatives that have the greatest potential to quickly impact pediatric medicine for children in Cincinnati and around the world. Priority areas include the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, the Heart Institute and the Perinatal Institute, as well as core research infrastructures in genetics and bioinformatics. Support the hospital’s greatest needs.

Your support helps us change the outcome for children around the world.
As one of the top medical centers in the United States, we are committed to providing care to international patients who cannot receive the care they need at home. To date, we have served patients from more than 50 countries. In addition to traveling abroad to share best practices, we educate physicians, nurses, scientists and hospital leaders from around the globe at Cincinnati Children’s. Support healthcare for children around the globe.

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Your support helps us provide hope and healing for all children in our community, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
Much-needed gifts to the Children’s Charitable Care Fund reduce the financial burden on families and allow them to focus on the most important thing – their children. Support children in need.

Your support helps us find better treatments for children with cancer.
The Cincinnati Children’s Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute is one of the largest clinical care and research centers for pediatric cancers in the United States. We treat 200 new cancer patients each year and follow 2,000 from all over the country and around the world. Cincinnati Children’s accepts patients with new or relapsed cancers regardless of the stage of their illness or the treatment phase of their disease. We need your help to continue our world-class care and research. Support the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute.

Your support helps us reduce prematurity and save tiny infants.
Each year 500,000 babies in the United States are born too soon, some so small they fit in the palm of your hand. Prematurity is the major contributor to the alarming rate of infant deaths – nearly 7 percent nationally. Cincinnati Children’s is fully dedicated to reducing prematurity and saving the lives of countless babies. The scientists and clinicians in the Perinatal Institute share a common goal – to improve the health and quality of care for infants and to transform the way care is delivered. Support the Perinatal Institute.

Your support helps us improve care for children with heart disease.
Although heart disease is often thought of as affecting adults, pediatric heart disease is a common congenital defect, afflicting 35,000 children a year in the United States alone. The Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute brings together the best clinicians and scientists who are working together to change the way pediatric cardiology is practiced around the world by fully integrating all areas of expertise, including research, to find better treatments and cures for pediatric cardiovascular disease. Support the Heart Institute.

Your support helps us conduct groundbreaking research to improve treatments for children and find the cures of tomorrow.
On average, 40 percent of our ongoing research costs are not covered through government and other external grant funding. We depend on charitable support to help our research efforts and to investigate new ideas that are not yet eligible for federal funding. Support our research.

Your support helps us provide the safest care for all children entrusted to our care.
Becoming the most efficient and safest children’s hospital is a commitment shared by our employees. Cincinnati Children’s is leading the way in transforming the delivery of healthcare to provide the best outcomes, experience and value for our patients and families. Support quality and safety initiatives.

Your support helps us teach the next generation of leading pediatric healers and explorers.
The best and brightest come here to learn and apply knowledge that will change the outcome for children in our community and around the world. It all starts here. Cincinnati Children’s serves as the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The hospital receives no tuition reimbursement for education and training services and depends on charitable support to sustain these crucial programs. Support education and training.

Your support helps us provide community services as well as education and prevention programs.
We offer services that go above and beyond what is covered by insurance and government subsidies because it is the right thing to do. Your support helps fund needed services, including mental health, dental and primary care for children in need and programs to address injury prevention and child abuse prevention, among others. Support community services.

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