When a family brings their child to a children’s hospital, they are already experiencing fear and trauma. The additional burden of a potentially huge medical bill should not prevent them from getting the care they need. Financial circumstances should be the least of their worries in their time of trouble.
Because of this, donation funded financial assistance is available for those who need help. In addition, donations provide funding for research into new treatments and therapies.
Besides individual donations, many companies and businesses make generous donations to children’s hospitals. Not only large companies, either! For example, this internet company that sells marine stereos and waterproof speakers donates often.
At the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, approximately 1 out of 9 children admitted are treated free of charge. During 2012 that added up to more than twelve million dollars in charitable aid.