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Support Doernbecher Children's Hospital

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is a place like no other, playing a vital role in the region with their expert and compassionate pediatric care. The children and families who rely on Doernbecher also rely on supporters like you — because none of this is possible without philanthropy.

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Where courage meets care

Doernbecher kids are courageous. Resilient. Endlessly inspiring. They come to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital from across the region to receive the very best, specialized pediatric care.

Kids like Penelope, who was born with a rare blood disorder, and Mason, who was born 13 weeks early with severely underdeveloped lungs, and Andrew, who survived an aggressive brain tumor. All are thriving today, thanks to their expert care teams at Doernbecher.

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Penelope's Story

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Mason's Story

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Andrew's Story

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Make a gift to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital — so that personalized, life-saving care is there when families need it most.

Every child deserves life-saving care

As part of Oregon’s only academic health center, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is the only place in the state where breakthrough pediatric research quickly translates into new treatments and access to life-saving care. And it’s all made possible through the generous support of donors.

Oregon’s #1 children’s hospital

Ask the families who have benefitted from the life-saving care at Doernbecher, and they’ll be the first to tell you: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is a place like no other. U.S. News and World Report agrees, ranking us among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for the last eight years in a row. Here’s what else sets Doernbecher apart:  

  • The region’s ONLY National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center for Phase 1 clinical trials of pediatric cancer patients 
  • Oregon’s ONLY provider of bone marrow transplants for children  
  • The most comprehensive fetal therapy program between San Francisco and Seattle 
  • Oregon’s ONLY pediatric kidney transplant service  
  • The #1 referral center for cleft palates and craniofacial problems in Oregon  
  • FIRST dedicated children’s hospital to install an intraoperative (“in surgery”) MRI suite 
  • Home to the state’s ONLY dedicated center for the treatment of cystic fibrosis  
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Kids need research just for them

Kids aren’t mini adults. Which means that research conducted on adults can’t just be shrunk down to fit children. Kids’ bodies and brains are still developing and growing—and because they have their entire lives ahead of them, it’s important to minimize the long-term effects of any new therapy or treatment. At Doernbecher, our researchers develop innovative treatments designed specifically to benefit our youngest patients.

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How your gift helps kids

We encourage our donors to make a gift to the “area of greatest need” at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. But what does that mean? When you give, your generosity is fueling support for life-saving care and breakthrough research to help kids. Your gift makes an impact.

Doernbecher Philanthropy Board

Meet the members of the board that drives fundraising strategy for Doernbecher.

Get in Touch

For more information on how you can make a difference for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, please contact Michael Rorabaugh, Assistant Vice President of Development.