The UI Foundation is the preferred channel for private contributions to all areas of UI Health Care. Foundation staff members work with alumni and friends to generate funds for scholarships, professorships, facilities improvements, equipment purchases, research and other UI initiatives.
The ability to offer the best possible care for our pediatric patients and their families in a welcoming environment is due, in part, to our generous supporters.
We rely on the generosity of donors to assure an adequate supply of blood and plasma for our patients. Organ and tissue donations can be used for transplants to offer new hope for patients with certain diseases. Our Deeded Body Program allows generous individuals to donate their bodies for teaching and research purposes.
Every year more than 1,200 volunteers assist our professional staff with making patients and their families comfortable during their visits. Volunteers range in age from 16 to well past retirement age. They do some amazing things, from cuddling newborns to providing furry friends for comfort to offering encouragement during procedures.