Save a Child’s Heart

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Children with Sick Hearts Abroad, Resources They Need in Israel

  Right this moment, thousands of infants and children across the world are suffering from heart disease. Some of these children have access to the treatment that can help them. Unfortunately, many children do not. Many of these children suffer from congenital heart disease, which is responsible for more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defects.

A Jewish Issue

Human life is of utmost value in the Jewish tradition. According to the Torah, human beings are made in the image of God. We are called to respect, value and support life as it says in Deuteronomy 30:19, U’vacharta b’chayim “and you shall choose life.”

Sanabel’s Story

Sanabel is a nine year old girl from Gaza. When she was about 1 year old she was diagnosed with Congenital heart disease, the most deadliest birth defect. She had surgery then but required surgery again this spring. She was admitted to Wolfson Medical Center on March 2, 2010 through the “Save a Child’s Heart” organization. She quickly recuperated and returned home on March 4, 2010. She will be followed up by her local pediatric cardiologist.


Save a Child’s Heart

Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries. SACH is totally dedicated to the idea that every child deserves the best medical treatment available, regardless of the child’s nationality, religion, color, gender or financial situation.

Since its inception in 1996, the SACH medical team has examined and evaluated more than 6,000 children. The number of cardiac surgeries performed by SACH has grown dramatically from 48 cases in 1996 to 206 in 2009; and in total over 2,300 children have been treated. 40% of the children who underwent cardiac surgeries are from Africa; 49% from the Palestinian Authority, Jordan and Iraq; 4% from Moldova, Russia and former USSR and 7% from China, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

SACH’s Work

The SACH mission is achieved through:


How You Can Get Involved:

Young professionals and students around the world have created committees and “SACH Clubs” that raise awareness and funds for Save a Child’s Heart. To get involved with these efforts, visit the Young Leadership website In Israel, volunteers can work with children receiving treatment, help launch new SACH initiatives, or work as medical interns. Organizations and individuals can make tax deductible donations. For more information, visit the SACH website.


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  1. Michael Terver Kokoiwen says:

    I am touch and also over wermed by these great work.i will like to make a plage of 50 to 100 USD and to also send few people to come over from time to time to assist.get in touch with me as soon as you recive these mail.
    Michaeel T K

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