Heart Operation Program

Central Vietnam is the poorest region of our country. It is primarily agricultural with 70% of the population living in the countryside. The average income for a farming household is about $1,125 USD per year (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 8 December 2015), making heart operation fees (ranging from $465 to $9,302 USD depending on type of defect) out of reach. Many patients with heart defects slowly die of potentially treatable conditions while families exhaust their finances on medical treatment.

With the aim of achieving equitable assistance, OGCDC performs a Social Observation Assessment of the families in need, including home visitations and evaluation to determine which cases are most urgent. OGCDC always provides donors with pictures and information on the patients’ condition before and after surgery.

Thus far, thanks to the support of NGOs and numerous individual donors:

  • 1,850 patients have received successful heart operations.
  • After insurance, $500 to $1,500 USD is the average donation needed for heart surgeries.
  • Supported areas include 13 provinces of Central Vietnam from NgheAn to BinhDinh and 4 Highland provinces.

For more information please contact us at dcvn@ogcdc.org

If you live abroad and want to contribute to this program, please access our website www.ogcdc.org and the link to Donation.

Programs & Activities

◾ Heart Surgery Program
◾ Cleft Lip and Palate Program
◾ Early Intervention Program
◾ Special Education
◾ Speech Therapy
◾ Hearing Aid Program
◾ Wheelchair Program
◾ Rehabilitation Program
◾ Farm for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
◾ Scholarship Program
◾ Charity Clinic for Genetic Counseling,
Preconception and Prenatal Care

◾ Healing the Wounding Heart (HWH) Shop
◾ Dental Care for Children with Disabilities
◾ Lotus Thrift Shop

Fund of Genetic Counseling & Disabled Children (OGCDC) is a local nongovernment association and a charity resisted in Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam with the number 754/QĐ-UBND.
Office located at 38/147 Phan Đinh Phung St., Hue City, Vietnam

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