COVID-19 Research at Fred Hutch
Philanthropy makes it possible for science to move at the speed of the pandemic. We’ve learned an incredible amount about the novel coronavirus in a very short time, thanks to the generosity of donors from across the country.
With cases surging across the U.S. and around the world, we need vaccines to prevent infection and treatments that can stop COVID-19 before it becomes debilitating or deadly. Your support will play a vital role in bringing these desperately needed vaccines and treatments within reach.
Together, these ambitious initiatives have the potential to turn the tide of the pandemic.
We’re raising $10 million for COVID-19 research, including $2 million in philanthropic funding for these bold projects. Your investment in our work, together with government and industry funding, will protect lives and transform the future.
Why Does Fred Hutch Study Viruses?
Our pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation revealed the urgent need to protect transplant patients from deadly infections, which launched our quest to gain an in-depth understanding of the immune system.
Today, we’re known for our expertise in virology and infectious disease. We are working in the laboratory, the clinic, and the cloud to find better ways to detect, prevent, and treat viruses and other infections to protect patients and communities. Working across disciplines, we are studying how HIV and other viruses evolve, learning how pathogens cause cancers, and developing and advancing treatments that harness patients’ own immune systems to fight disease. We track epidemics to guide public health officials’ strategies to contain outbreaks of diseases like Zika, Ebola, and now COVID-19. And we’re on the leading edge of developing vaccines to prevent HIV, with active research projects in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and more than 40 other countries.
Your gift to our COVID-19 Research Fund will have immediate and long-term impact. Please give today.