Frequently Asked Questions

Is KHCF USA a non-profit organization?
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Yes, KHCF USA is registered as a non-profit organization qualified as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. KHCF USA assures that all charitable donations it receives are used to support the charitable works of KHCC.
 
Where will my donation go?
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By making a donation to KHCF USA, you will be helping to achieve the following goals:
  • Building life-saving space for quality comprehensive cancer care through the new King Hussein Cancer Center expansion
  • Upgrading the medical capacity of the Center with the latest medical equipment and development/expansion of medical programs
  • Supporting underprivileged patients who cannot afford life-saving treatment
  • Providing therapeutic support programs for patients and their families
  • Supporting early detection and awareness programs that inform and educate the general public
 
Can I specify what my donation will be used for?
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Yes, at the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, we have many different programs that channel donations towards specific purposes and needs of our cancer patients. For example, we have several goodwill funds that aim to support underprivileged patients from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Palestine. We also have special psychosocial programs that specifically help our pediatric patients recover, recuperate and enjoy just being kids while receiving treatment. In addition, you can even contribute to the purchase and procurement of much-needed machinery and patient care equipment on the “KHCC Wish List” or towards the KHCC New Expansion, and many more. For more information, please contact  idd@khcf.jo
 
What are the specific countries that I will help by supporting KHCF USA?
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The King Hussein Cancer Center accepts patients of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. By supporting KHCF USA, you are helping to support cancer patients from all over the world, mainly countries in the Middle East region,  who come to the Center seeking treatment that they could not otherwise receive in their home countries due to war and conflict, lack of adequate medical care or financial instability.
 
How is KHCF USA related to KHCF?
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The mission of KHCF USA is to support the advancement and treatment of cancer, the care of cancer patients in the Middle East and the life-saving work of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and the King Hussein Cancer Center.
 
Is my donation tax deductible?
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Yes, KHCF USA is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, making all your donations tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
 
Can I mail in my donation?
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Yes, you can mail your donation to the following address:
King Hussein Cancer Foundation USA
c/o Andras Kosaras/Arnold & Porter LLP
601 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001-3743
Tel: (202) 942 5355
Fax: (202) 942 5999
Email:   info@khcfusa.org
            idd@khcf.jo
 
Is there a high rate of cancer in Jordan and the Arab World?
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By 2020 there will be over 360,000 new cancer cases in the Arab world each year. Over half the countries in the Middle East are considered low-to-middle-income countries, and as such are part of the developing world, which struggles with a lack of resources when it comes to cancer care. Most countries in the Middle East – both rich and poor-struggle with the same issues as other developing countries with regards to cancer, and are each at different stages of cancer control. Jordan is burdened with 5000 new cancer cases annually and continuously receives patients from the region seeking top quality care treatment at KHCC which they cannot find anywhere else in the region. Currently, the Center is being stretched to its limits and working at full capacity in order to absorb the rising number of patients and refugees it is receiving from the war inflicted neighboring countries.
 
What makes the King Hussein Cancer Center different from other cancer hospitals?
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The King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) treats all types of cancers and caters to patients of all ages. To date, it is the only center in the developing world to have earned accreditation from the Joint Commission International for its oncology care program. In addition, KHCC is the only center in Jordan to adopt a multidisciplinary team approach in oncology treatment. This means that not just one, but an entire team of doctors that specialize in the patient’s particular disease treat the patient. We also have dedicated support teams to assist our patients and to provide them with the most comprehensive care possible. We understand that cancer is an emotional disease that can take its toll on our patients and their families. Besides treatment, we offer physical therapy and nutritionalpsychological and spiritual support to ensure that our patients are looked after regarding every aspect of their care
 
How many patients a year does the King Hussein Cancer Center treat?
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The King Hussein Cancer Center treats more than 3,500 inpatients a year and receives more than 100,000 outpatient visits a year. However, as more and more families count on KHCC for top quality cancer care that they cannot find anywhere else in the region, the Center is currently being stretched to its limits and working at full capacity. In order to absorb the rising number of patients, KHCC urgently needs to expand. You can read more about the new expansion in section Sustaining and Advancing Medical Excellence of this website
 
Where is the King Hussein Cancer Center located?
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The King Hussein Cancer Center is located in the heart of Amman, Jordan.
 
Will I receive verification of my donations for tax purposes?
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Yes, each donor is entitled to receive a donor gift receipt upon completion of their donation.
 
Can I organize an event in the United States to raise funds for cancer patients at KHCC?
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Yes of course, we encourage our supporters to organize their own friends and family fundraising events and initiatives wherever they may raise funds to help our cancer patients. If you have a specific idea in mind, please fill out our fundraising form or contact us at info@khcfusa.org or idd@khcf.jo, and we can provide you with examples of successful fundraising events that our supporters have held in the past that you can adapt for your own purposes. We can even help you set up your own online fundraising page to make the process of donating easier.