March 28, 2022

St. Jude's SAFER Ukraine


St. Jude's SAFER Ukraine
St. Jude's Children Hospital Research Center Wikimedia Commons, David Adams

The SAFER (Supporting Action for Emergency Responses) Ukraine initiative led by American-based children’s hospital coalition St. Jude Global has already helped over 600 patients amid the crisis in Ukraine.

The services provided include transport to medical facilities in Europe and the U.S., translation of medical records, and more. According to a press release, St. Jude has paved the way for the transport of Ukrainian patients to the U.S. 

In one instance, four Ukrainian children were transported from Poland to the United States to continue cancer treatment after their treatment was interrupted by the conflict. The youngest is nine months old, and the oldest nine years. The U.S State Department completed the airlift of the young patients from Poland to Memphis, Tennessee. 

Tony Thomas, son of the founder of St. Jude Danny Thomas, stated in a press release that it was his father's initiative to help children everywhere, not just here in America. 

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