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Ochsner Health is the leading nonprofit healthcare provider in the Gulf South, delivering expert care at its 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers. For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ochsner as the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana. Additionally, Ochsner Children’s has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital for kids in Louisiana for three consecutive years. Ochsner inspires healthier lives and stronger communities through a combination of standard-setting expertise, quality and connection not found anywhere else in the region. In 2023, Ochsner Health cared for more than 1.5 million people from every state in the nation and 65 countries. Ochsner’s workforce includes more than 38,000 dedicated team members and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians.

If you would like to make a gift, please click here or call 504-842-7110.

Checks can be mailed to: 
Ochsner Health
Department of Philanthropy
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121

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Ochsner Health is a nonprofit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. This is possible only because our contributors’ generosity empowers Ochsner to pursue research, education and innovations in patient care and treatment that set us apart and enable us to advance healthcare for the good of our patients, our community and beyond.

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Donors

Ochsner’s work would not be possible without the selfless generosity shown by thousands of members of our community. Every day, donors help patients face frightening medical conditions, create opportunities to advance technology and expand research that will change the future of healthcare. As Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system, the impact that our donors make cannot be understated. To learn more about their incredible impact, visit ochsner.org/donorimpact.

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Host a Community Event

Did you know that you can host your own event to raise funds for the area of Ochsner that you are most passionate about? When you decide to host your own event, you are the driving force behind advances in patient care and treatment options for patients throughout the region.

Host an Event for Ochsner

Make a Planned Gift

Donors who want to make a difference, but are not able to make a financial donation now, often choose to make a planned gift. Planned gifts ensure Ochsner's future, offer great tax benefits and can sometimes result in income for the donor.

Learn More   or    Leave a Bequest to Ochsner

Physician & Employee Giving

The physicians and employees of Ochsner are committed to the mission and vision of our founders to provide the highest quality health care to patients and their families, and they show their commitment by annually investing in saving and changing lives. Employee Giving provides support for the programs across Ochsner Health, touching patients and employees across the Gulf South. 

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Special Philanthropy Events

Join Ochsner at our special philanthropy events throughout the year!

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Alton Ochsner Society

The Alton Ochsner Society, established in 1982, is a distinguished group of donors who have joined together to help ensure Ochsner’s position as a global medical and academic leader. The annual unrestricted gifts of Ochsner Society members guarantee that lifesaving treatments, excellent medical education and innovative research will always be available at Ochsner. Should you have any questions about joining the Society or how your gifts make a difference at Ochsner, please contact the department of Philanthropy at 504-842-7110.

Share Your Donor Story

Here at Ochsner, our healthcare professionals, donors and volunteers are saving and changing lives every day. They are inspiring members of the Ochsner community who remind us daily that every act of kindness and compassion matters and makes a difference. If someone you know is a member of our community you would like recognized for selfless support of Ochsner or our patients, or if you have witnessed or experienced a display of care that you would like to share, please fill out the Share Your Donor Story form.

Share Your Donor Story

Ochsner Magazine

Ochsner Magazine includes moving stories of donors making a difference along with photos, recipes, healthy living tips and how-to articles. 

View Ochsner Magazine

Volunteer

Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours to Ochsner patients and their families, staff and programs. From greeting visitors in the lobby to delivering mail to patients to entering data and answering phones, Ochsner volunteers give back in many ways, contributing their distinctive skills and strengths to help Ochsner maintain high standards of excellence in patient care.

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Give Blood

The Ochsner Blood Bank currently supports over 70% of Ochsner's blood needs for patients at Ochsner hospitals. In addition, Ochsner Blood Bank participates in blood-resource sharing with other local community hospitals. 

Blood is needed every five seconds – for babies, leukemia patients, burn victims, emergency surgeries, organ transplants, trauma patients and more. Few acts are as simple, and yet so generous, as donating blood. And the only source for this blood is you, the volunteer donor. Volunteers donate all of this country's blood supply for transfusions. Simply put, there is no other source. Ochsner needs your help to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for the community. Blood donations by appointment are preferred. For additional information or if you have any questions, please call 504-842-3375.

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Organ Donation

More than 104,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list. You can help save and enhance the lives of these people. Together we transform lives.

Register to be an Organ Donor

Toy Donation

From engaging pediatric patients in medical play and education to bringing a child waiting to go into surgery a smile and a balloon, the Certified Child Life Specialists at Ochsner Hospital for Children work within the medical team using developmental, educational, and therapeutic interventions and play to help to reduce the stress of the medical environment for children and their families. Your generosity helps ensure that they have the resources they need to support patients and their families physical and emotional needs throughout their care at Ochsner. The toys, gift cards, art supplies and other wonderful goodies donated are used to stock playrooms and reward brave patients as they face the frightening realities of a stay in the hospital.

View Toy Donation Guidelines