Who We Are

We are a Rotarian-based organization that over the past 4 decades has helped more than 18,000 children from emerging countries receive treatment for their heart disease.  These children have come from 71 different countries and otherwise would not have been treated.  View a list of all countries served by GOLI.

There are over 70 Gift of Life programs throughout the world.  The majority of these programs are based in Rotary Clubs or Rotary Districts on 5 continents.  View a list of GOL affiliated programs.
The "Our Hearts Are In..." global initiative focuses on the development of sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery and aftercare programs in Uganda, El Salvador and Jamaica.  These programs are defined by the empowerment of doctors and nurses to care for their own children.  Ongoing training, essential equipment acquisition and supplement supply programs have been implemented in these countries to ensure that children afflicted with congenital heart defects (CHDs) can be cared for on a sustainable and reliable basis.  More than 1,800 Salvadoran, Ugandan and Jamaican children have been treated through this program.