Healing Little Hearts in Romania

Core Program

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 which opened in September 2016.

GOLI global partners Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), Albany Medical Center, and Dr. Rodrigo Soto and his team have provided training to the Romanian pediatric cardiac team at GAH. We continue our efforts to empower the Romanian team to care for children independently.

Accomplishments to Date:

170 Children Treated
$865K Invested
9 Training Visits Conducted

Focus for 2020:

Establish a complete Romanian pediatric cardiac team at Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital in Bucharest and empower them to provide care to children in-country with lower-complexity cardiac ailments

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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