Healing Little Hearts in Romania.

Legacy Program.

In 2016, Gift of Life International implemented its fourth Core Program at Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital (GAH) in Bucharest. The Romanian Ministry of Health and the City of Bucharest invested in the creation of a state-of-the-art pediatric cardiac unit at GAH. Gift of Life International global partners Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), Albany Medical Center, and Dr. Rodrigo Soto and his team provided training to the Romanian pediatric cardiac team at GAH between 2016 and 2019. 

In 2021, Romania became the 4th Gift of Life International Legacy Program. The Romanian team continues to provide care to Romanian children with heart disease throughout the global pandemic. Hope is now a reality at a public hospital in Bucharest for parents and their children with heart ailments. 

Accomplishments to Date:

264 Children Treated
$1.0M Invested
9 Training Visits Conducted

Focus for 2021:

Support the Romanian pediatric cardiac team as they continue to light the world with hope for Romanian children with heart disease. 

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Impact of Your Donation


Could provide regular exams following surgery


Could provide medicines needed to ensure a healthy recovery


Could provide 6 months of nutritional assistance prior to surgery


Could provide one year of nutritional assistance following surgery