St. Louis Children's Hospital

Jeffrey Modell Foundation offers hope for children with Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders

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St. Louis Children’s Hospital is now recognized as a Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies. This was made possible by Vicki and Fred Modell, who established the Jeffrey Modell Foundation in memory of their son, Jeffrey, who died at the age of 15 from complications of Primary Immunodeficiency (PI)—a group of more than 350 genetic disorders of the immune system which affects at least 1 in 500 people.