Jose Carreras donates a leukaemia ward

Jose Carreras donates a leukaemia ward


norman lebrecht

November 29, 2017

The retired tenor has given a million Euros to fund 20 beds for stem-cell therapy for leukaemia patients in the east German town of Jena.

Himself a survivor of the disease Carreras, 70, is concerned about high rates of cancer in deprived parts of unified Germany.



  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    How wonderful what a good man.

  • Nick says:

    I had the enormous pleasure of working with this good man and wonderful artist soon after his recovery from leukaemia. He was nervous as his six-monthly check up was due the following week. I recall his telling me of his determination to do something to help find a cure for the illness. The resultant international Foundation has now raised more €500 million for research, the endowment of wards and a host of other projects, a good part of that from Jose Carreras’ annual charity concerts. Bravissimo, Jose!

  • Sue says:

    Jose has been to hell and back on the cancer train. I wish him well.

  • Zenaida says:

    The donation to Jena is just one of many projects undertaken by his foundation. He and his team fundraise major money and support leukaemia research, etc. More about it here: