SAFER Ukraine

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital believes no child should die in the dawn of life.

That means every child, everywhere.


SAFER Ukraine is a humanitarian effort launched following the Russian invasion to provide safe passage for childhood cancer patients and their families out of Ukraine.  

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SAFER Ukraine established a virtual command center to coordinate evacuations and ensure treatment continues for pediatric oncology patients. The process includes determining transportation logistics and identifying high-risk patients who are deteriorating. The SAFER Ukraine team and volunteers translate medical records, coordinate departure travel and manage the logistics of transport across the border. In addition to the above efforts, the team also established a triage clinic in Poland. Patients and their families can rest and recover from the evacuation while awaiting assignment to a clinic for continued treatment. 

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