Help UAB Respond to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Whether it's fueling research, supporting patient care, helping a student in need, or uplifting a UAB employee, we need your help in the fight against COVID-19. Here are ways you can support the university's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

See the Impact of Your Support

medicine fund

Help UAB Researchers
Find a Cure

In order to care for those infected, find a vaccine, and protect our own lives, we need to build up our supplies and technology. Donate to the UAB Coronavirus Response Support Fund to treat patients as well as support our research for a COVID-19 cure.

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Help UAB Students
in COVID-19 Crisis

From early moving expenses to lost wages and more, the disruption to the school year affects so much more than just classes. Consider donating to the Student COVID-19 Emergency Fund to help offset the impact felt by our students.

Employee fund

Help UAB Employees
Make Ends Meet

The coronavirus pandemic is hurting the economy across the globe—and right here in Birmingham. Many of our UAB staff members and their families need your generosity now more than ever. Help them get through this crisis with a donation to the UAB Benevolent Fund or Blazer Kitchen.

Meals for Heroes

Help Feed Our
Frontline Workers

Our healthcare workers and administrative staff are fighting this pandemic for hours on end. You can help bring them something delicious while they protect our community by supporting Meals for Heroes.


Help Provide Personal
Protective Equipment

The demand for personal protective equipment grows daily. We need to protect our staff while they work to stop the spread of COVID-19. When you give, your dollars help fund essential protective gear for our caregivers.

Blood drive


Overwhelming public response to the request for blood donations has greatly improved the blood supply in the short term, but the need will continue for the next several months. Individuals can donate blood every six weeks. Find drives and make appointments at and


Together, We're Winning the Fight

The impact of your support has been felt across the UAB community. We put out the call for help, and you—our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—answered. As a result, our students in need have a place to live. Our healthcare heroes have been provided with more than 19,000 meals while they care for sick patients. Our faculty are conducting 24 coronavirus-related research projects funded by philanthropy. And that's just the beginning. Read on to discover how your dollars are making a difference. Yes, COVID-19 is strong. But here's the proof that, together, we are stronger.

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Meals for Heroes


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“The outpouring of support from churches, synagogues, restaurants, businesses and individuals in our community has been amazing. The donations made by these groups and so many others to support the Meals for Heroes campaign just shows what a great community we live in. Our health care workers have been heroic in their efforts during this pandemic, and our community has been equally heroic in their flood of care and encouragement.”

Charlotte Beeker, Associate Vice President for Food, Nutrition and Guest Services at UAB Medicine

On-Campus Food Pantry

employees served

students served

pounds of food

Help feed UAB students and employees

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“I felt hopeless at home and wanted to do something useful, so I decided to start sewing PPE. I reached out to a few of my neighbors and learned that they had a started a group called ‘Bham Face Masks’ and were organizing locally made face masks.”

Rindi Ulrich, M.D., UAB Department of Surgery General Research Resident

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Supporting our Students

in emergency grant funding awarded

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Support UAB students in COVID-19 crisis

"(The grant) may seem like a little bit to some people, but it was huge for me. It gave me security, and made my life much easier to handle. It gave me the ability to focus on other important things, like school. It was such a blessing, and I don't want anyone to underestimate how much it meant."

Dara Russell, UAB student

Finding a Cure

COVID-19 research programs funded


Help UAB researchers find a treatment or vaccine

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“We are grateful for the partnership with UAB to offer this service to our scholars and their families. This resource is helping to close the gap of internet access in students’ homes.”

Lisa Herring, Ph.D., Birmingham City Schools Superintendent

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Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers

families of UAB frontline workers received free childcare

funds received from community partners

"UAB has provided so much to me—from friends and family, grief counseling, great health insurance and health care, education and training, paid maternity leave, and now child-care assistance during a worldwide crisis. I can't really measure my gratitude. I don't believe there are many employers who take such good care of their people."

Marian Howse, UAB medical technologist

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 drive-through tests

funds received from Hyundai Hope on Wheels

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“For providers and other frontline workers, it is such a morale boost to know that the community is looking out for us and using their own time to create masks. The Birmingham spirit is so incredible to witness at this time in history.”

James Hwang, M.D., Director of the UAB Burn Center