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Causes: Health, Heart & Circulatory System Diseases & Disorders, Pediatrics, Surgical Specialties

Mission: Heart Care International provides high quality and compassionate surgical and medical care pro-bono to needy children and young adults with heart disease in developing countries. Dedicated medical professionals donate their time and services to staff medical missions. Medical supplies and equipment are donated from medical companies or purchased through philanthropic donations. Heart Care International trains host-country medical professionals to perform diagnostic and surgical therapy in order to function independently into the future.

Results: Thanks to the commitment of Heart Care International team members, host country medical professionals, corporate sponsors and individual donors, the Heart Care International team has been able to save the lives of over 1,000 children from Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Peru and Mexico since 1994. In addition, Heart Care International has conducted over 1,900 screening examinations and offered advice on the treatment of children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, Heart Care International is committed to enhancing the training and expertise of host-country surgeons, cardiologists, ICU nurses, OR nurses, respiratory therapists and ICU doctors to help the host-country develop their own self-sustaining pediatric heart care program.

Target demographics: needy children with congenital heart disease

Geographic areas served: Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Peru and Mexico.

Programs: screening examinations, echocardiograms and catheterizations , cardiac surgery, follow-up care and local country training.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an incredible organization! As soon as I heard of their mission and incredible accomplishments in third-world countries, I knew I had to help out. Their team has helped me raise awareness of their cause in my community, leading to funds going towards their trips. I look forward to my continued involvement with this organization in the future!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization truly saves lives of many young children. Their medical volunteers share their skills and experience with the medical team in the host country. This helps develop medical expertise around the world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

20 year old organization has been doing God's work in helping so many children in Third World Countries. The physicians and nurses and other technicians volunteer their time to help others.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heart Care Int is a great non-profit organization! They have saved so many lives and changed the dim outlook that many 2nd world countries have.

Donor

Rating: 5

HCI just launched their first surgical mission in Chiapas, Mexico and saved 15 children. They also trained host country doctors and nurses. Congrats to everyone involved, it's great to see my donation being used directly for the children its meant to support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Incredible that children born in the US have access to these life saving heart procedures, but kids from under-developed countries do not. Thank you HCI for saving those children that would otherwise perish. And kudos to you 100% volunteer medical team for donating their personal vacation time and professional expertise to travel on these missions!

Cara14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with a Heart Care International for the past 8 years. Heart Care International has been helping heal children's hearts around the world. They are an amazing organization and I am proud to be a member.

Board Member

Rating: 5

For two decades, Heart Care International (HCI) has been providing life saving heart procedures to children in under-developed countries at NO COST to the child. Without these services, these children would perish due to lack of medical expertise, supplies and medicines in their home country. The 100% volunteer team and donated services means that HCI is able to put virtually 100% of donor dollars to work right in the host-country. Incredible organization and incredible results!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very proud to be part of this wonderful organization. So very many talented and dedicated volunteers!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Effective, efficient, professional, and compassionate. World class organization.