Heart operation program
in Central Vietnam, the department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular
Surgery at Hue Central Hospital is the only center capable of performing
the cardiac surgery urgently needed by the many patients with heart
defects, and particularly those with congenital heart defects, in the
area. OGCDC work to make this surgery possible for many patients who
would otherwise not be able to afford it. The average income for a
farming household is about 4,000,000vnd per year, making the heart
operation fees (ranging from 10,000,000vnd to 100,000,000vnd depending
on kinds of heart defects) an impossibility. Under these circumstances,
many children with heart defects must leave school and slowly die of
potentially treatable heart disease. Often families unable to meet the
operation fees still exhaust their families' finances on medical
treatment fees in an attempt to save their child's life.
There are currently over 1,000 children in Central Vietnam with
potentially fatal heart defects unable to afford the necessary surgery.
This number will continue to increase unless associations such as OGCDC
provide assistance. OGCDC work in conjunction with financial donors to
give these children their much-needed surgery and the chance to live
normal lives. To continue to improve the situation and to provide
assistance to the many families in need, OGCDC are constantly seeking
further financial support.
to the association and assistance of East Meets West (USA), Spiral
Foundation, Central Vietnam Surgical Intervention Project for Children
with Disabilities and Congenital Heart Defects (USA), Tuoi Xanh,
Association d'aide à L'Enfance Démunie au Viet Nam (Swiss), Eyes of
Compassion (Canada), Vietnam Hope (Singapore), NPO.V-Heart Foundation
(Japan) and numerous individual donors, many children have received
successful heart operations. There are, however, still many children in
urgent need (see urgent cases). OGCDC warmly welcome any financial
assistance you could offer to this worthy cause.
With the aim of achieving objective and equitable assistance, OGCDC
undergo a Social Observation Assessment of the families in need, which
includes home visitations and evaluation before determining which cases
are most urgent. OGCDC fulfill the responsibility of sending pictures
and information on the patient's condition before and after surgery to
For more information please contact us:
In case you are living abroad and want to contribute to this program, please access our Web site with the item of Donation.