CCBF improves the lives of children with cancer and blood disorders by funding innovative research, specialty medical training, and comprehensive patient care.
Since its founding in 1952, the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) has been making a difference in the lives of children- and families- impacted by cancer and blood diseases. CCBF supports the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in three major ways:
In 1944, Carl H. Smith, a physician and researcher, started the Children’s Blood Transfusion Clinic at New York Hospital. This clinic, the first of its kind in the United States, treated children with thalassemia, a life threatening blood disease. In 1952, Dr. Smith partnered with Harold Weill to found the Children’s Blood Foundation, an organization supporting research in the underfunded area of children’s blood disorders.
The Children’s Blood Foundation’s home at New York Hospital merged with Presbyterian Hospital in 1997 to become New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. In 2006, the Children’s Blood Foundation changed its name to the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation to reflect its commitment to treating the entire patient population of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Through its support of the Division, CCBF has created a standard of excellence in the treatment of children with chronic, life threatening cancer and blood diseases.
CCBF’s Board of Directors is comprised of distinguished individuals dedicated to our mission to care for our patients and work tirelessly for new treatments and cures for these diseases. Board membership is a voluntary position, and CCBF does not compensate members for their service to the organization.
Our vision is a world in which cures are found for all pediatric cancer and blood diseases.
Our Research.Care.Cure. mission improves the lives of children by funding innovative research, comprehensive patient care, and specialty medical training.
Donations to CCBF provide clinical care for our young patients, sponsor cutting edge research that makes treatment for pediatric cancer and blood diseases more successful and less invasive, and fund training for the next generation of leaders in the pediatric hematology and oncology field.
Money donated to CCBF funds research, training, and operating costs (including nurses, child life services and patient care) at the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital. We have a small team and low operating expenses, meaning most of each donation goes straight to our Division.
To leave a lasting legacy of care and hope, contact your attorney and name CCBF as a beneficiary in your will. CCBF’s EIN is 13-6019222.
CCBF is a fundraising organization that supports the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical Center. We are not medical professionals, so if you are a patient or caregiver, we recommend seeking medical advice from physicians such as those at the Division.