Gift of Life International, Inc.
By invitation only, we send a pediatric heart surgical team to third world countries to operate on babies and children who suffer from congenital heart defects and who do not as a rule live beyond 12 years of age without an open heart operation.
During our 10 day stay in a country, in addition to operating we transfer our scientific and technical knowledge to the host medical team which eventually they will no longer need our services.
We only operate on high risk complicated cases. According to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Network, there are approximately 50 surgeons who specialize in pediatric heart surgery.
We are proud to have a world renown pediatric heart surgeon working with us. Dr. Pierantonio Russo - University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, MO
From a low of $50M to a high of $300M is the cost in the USA, we operate for an average cost of $7,650. per operation. No family is ever charged for our services.