Legacy and Core Programs.

Legacy and Core Programs.

Legacy Programs: Uganda, El Salvador and Romania
Core Programs: Jamaica and Bolivia

In 2009, we developed a strategy to increase the number of children we are able to help every year.  The creation of Core Programs maximized our capacity to treat more children. Within these Core Programs was the mandate to strategically develop sustainable pediatric cardiac programs and regional centers of excellence. A criteria for selection was established. To be considered a Core Program, all four criteria must be met. Currently, our Core programs are Jamaica and Bolivia.  They are in the process of moving toward Legacy status.

A Gift of Life International Legacy Program is a Core Program which succeeded. The Legacy Program designation acknowledges that a pediatric cardiac program has the full backing of its government and hospital, the team has been fully trained, equipment and facilities have been dedicated for use solely by the program and that they are now regularly and sustainably treating their own children. We are proud to announce that our programs in Uganda, El Salvador and Romania have now been moved to Legacy status.

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Uganda
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El Salvador
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Romania
6,961More than Children Treated
100 Training Visits Conducted
$11.6M Invested

2009

Gift of Life International created a strategy to focus on developing sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery, catheterization and aftercare programs in select countries through the empowerment of local healthcare professionals.

Core Program Criteria for Selection:

  • Supportive and invested government
  • Motivated and involved hospital administration
  • Established pediatric cardiac surgery program
  • Existing in-country, non-governmental organization to support the program

Gift of Life Programs

  1. Gift of Life Rotary District 7090
  2. Gift of Life 7490 Foundation
  3. Gift of Life Rotary District 7505 Foundation
  4. Gift of Life Rotary District 6560
  5. Gift of Life Rotary District 7190
  6. Gift of Life of Florida
  7. Gift of Life International
  8. Gift of Life Inc. (First-ever Program)
  9. Gift of Life Long Island
  10. Gift of Life Los Angeles
  11. Gift of Life Metro New York
  12. Gift of Life of New Jersey
  13. Gift of Life New York
  14. Gift of Life Rotary District 7770
  15. Gift of Life Romania
  16. Gift of Life Uganda
  17. Gift of Life Tampa
  18. Gift of Life 5340 Foundation

Like-minded partners, affiliates and hospitals

  1. Abbott Point of Care
  2. AEPC
  3. African Vision of Hope
  4. Albany Medical Center
  5. All Children’s Hospital
  6. Boston Children’s Hospital
  7. Bustamante Hospital for Children
  8. BVM
  9. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan
  10. Cardiac Kids Foundation of Florida
  11. Caribbean Heart Menders Association Inc.
  12. Chain of Hope Jamaica
  13. Chain of Hope UK
  14. Children’s National Global Health Institute
  15. CIBC First Caribbean International Bank
  16. Chocolates Melher
  17. Digicel El Salvador
  18. Digicel Foundation
  19. Dono
  20. Duke University Medical Center
  21. Dunphy Foundation
  22. Edwards LifeSciences
  23. Eric Deardorff
  24. Erma’s Jamaica Hospital Appeal Fund UK
  25. Frank Macchio
  26. Fundacion Latidos de Esperanza
  27. Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital
  28. Heart Care International
  29. Heart Healers International
  30. Hearts with Hope Foundation
  31. Henry Schein Medical
  32. Hospital Benjamin Bloom
  33. Hospital De La Mujer
  34. Hospital Diagnostico
  35. MAP International
  36. MedShare
  37. Medtronic
  38. MedWish
  39. Michelle Myers Mayne
  40. Miller Children’s Hospital
  41. Morning Star Love Project
  42. National Health Fund
  43. Printcraft
  44. Regalo de Vida
  45. Riley Hospital for Children
  46. Save a Child’s Heart Israel
  47. Save a Child’s Heart USA
  48. Sagicor
  49. Samaritan’s Purse
  50. Sebonack Foundation
  51. Sheraton Presidente Hotel
  52. St. Jude Medical
  53. The Mimik Trust
  54. The Monument Trust c/o Simon Travener
  55. Telus Communications
  56. Terumo Cardiovascular
  57. The Shaggy ‘Make a Difference’ Foundation
  58. Transylvania Heart Foundation
  59. UCLA Medical Center
  60. Uganda Heart Institute
  61. Usain Bolt Foundation
  62. Valerie Marzouka
  63. World Children’s Initiative

Rotary Clubs, Rotary Districts and Rotarians

  1. The Rotary Foundation
  2. Alberquerque Del Norte
  3. Baia Mare 2005
  4. Bainbridge Island
  5. Belize City
  6. Bistrita Nosa
  7. Boca Raton Sunrise
  8. Boca Raton Sunset
  9. Boca Raton West
  10. Bonita Springs
  11. Bonita Springs Noon
  12. Bradenton
  13. Bremen
  14. Bridgeport
  15. Bucharest Atheneum
  16. Bucuresti
  17. Bukoto
  18. Burlington
  19. Calabasas
  20. Cambria
  21. Charlotte Harbor
  22. Cuidad Merliot Santa Tecla
  23. Cluj Napoca SAMVS
  24. Conejo Valley
  25. Coronado
  26. Delmar
  27. Downtown
  28. E-Club of One World D5240
  29. Elmsford
  30. Englewood Lemon Bay Sunrise
  31. Entebbe
  32. Farmingdale LI
  33. Findlay
  34. Flushing
  35. Glens Falls
  36. Greenfield
  37. Iasi 2000
  38. Indian Rocks Beach
  39. Indianapolis
  40. Kampala
  41. Kampala Nalya
  42. Kampala North
  43. Kampala West
  44. Kingston
  45. Lafayette
  46. La Jolla
  47. La Jolla Golden Triangle
  48. La Jolla Noon
  49. La Jolla Sunrise
  50. La Mesa
  51. La Paz Sur
  52. Latham
  53. London
  54. Longboat Key
  55. Maechan
  56. Makindye
  57. Manhasset
  58. Marco Island
  59. Mengo
  60. Mid-Bergen
  61. Moorpark
  62. Naples
  63. Newbury Park
  64. New York
  65. Ntinda
  66. Oakland
  67. Oakville
  68. Ocho Rios
  69. Ossining
  70. Orlando
  71. Palgrave
  72. Paramus
  73. Park City
  74. The Pelhams
  75. Petaluma
  76. Pleasantville
  77. Point Loma
  78. Portmore
  79. Poulsbo-North Kitsap
  80. Red Bank
  81. Rotterdam Sunrise
  82. San Diego North
  83. Sanibel-Captiva
  84. San Miguel Sirama
  85. San Salvador
  86. San Salvador Cuscatlan
  87. San Salvador Noroeste
  88. Santa Ana
  89. Santa Barbara
  90. Santa Tecla
  91. Sarasota Keys
  92. Sarasota Southside
  93. Satu Mare
  94. Sayville
  95. Schenectady
  96. Sebring
  97. Scotia
  98. Simi Sunrise
  99. Southeast San Diego
  100. Spanish Town
  101. St. Andrew North
  102. Stratford
  103. Syosset High School Interact
  104. Tampa
  105. Tampa Bay
  106. Tampa Interbay
  107. Tampa North
  108. Tel Aviv / Yafo
  109. Thousand Oaks
  110. Toledo
  111. Torrey Pines
  112. Wall Street New York
  113. Westlake Village
  114. Westlake Village Sunrise
  115. Woodland Hills
  116. Woodstock-Oxford
  117. Ybor City
  118. Rotarian Angela Lostritto
  119. Rotarian Dana Moldovan
  120. Rotarian Frank Macchio
  121. Rotarian Sonny Grech
  122. Rotarian Ragnar Storm
  123. Rotary District 1850
  124. Rotary District 1880
  125. Rotary District 2241
  126. Rotary District 2490
  127. Rotary District 4240
  128. Rotary District 5020
  129. Rotary District 5130
  130. Rotary District 5170
  131. Rotary District 5220
  132. Rotary District 5240
  133. Rotary District 5280
  134. Rotary District 5340
  135. Rotary District 5420
  136. Rotary District 6560
  137. Rotary District 6600
  138. Rotary District 6890
  139. Rotary District 6960
  140. Rotary District 6930
  141. Rotary District 6980
  142. Rotary District 7020
  143. Rotary District 7080
  144. Rotary District 7190
  145. Rotary District 7230
  146. Rotary District 7255
  147. Rotary District 7260
  148. Rotary District 7490
  149. Rotary District 7505
  150. Rotary District 7680
  151. Rotary District 9200
  152. Rotary District 9211

Impact of your Donation

$50

Could provide regular exams following surgery

$100

Could provide medicines needed to ensure a healthy recovery

$250

Could provide 6 months of nutritional assistance prior to surgery

$500

Could provide one year of nutritional assistance following surgery