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Expanding Our Work in Vietnam

In Vietnam, not many children with heart disease get the care they need, especially infants with the most serious conditions. To help address this problem, this week we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi, our third partner hospital in this country of 95 million. The Ping & Amy Chao Family … Continued

West China Hospital Joins Children’s HeartLink’s Centers of Excellence

“Congratulations to Dr. An and the West China team! A dream has come true. Achieving the gains of the last decade has not been easy. Their accomplishment comes from focusing on professional growth as individuals, as a team and as a system. There has been sacrifice, hard work, setbacks and big challenges. Dr. An and his team … Continued

New Initiative with Indian Government Will Help Us Reach More Children

An article in The Hindu highlights our new initiative with the Indian government to reach more children with congenital heart defects. In the southern state of Kerala, congenital heart defects have been identified as a significant cause of infant mortality, accounting for almost a quarter of infant deaths. This new initiative will improve early diagnosis, management … Continued

Children Dying Preventable Deaths from Congenital Heart Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis, MN, USA – Over one million children are born with congenital heart disease (CHD) each year. When children with CHD receive timely treatment, 85% can survive into adulthood to live healthy, productive lives. Sadly, 90% of the children with CHD live in poor regions with little or no access to care. … Continued

HeartLink Gala Presented by Cargill a Huge Success!

Thanks to our many generous sponsors and donors, we raised over $900,000 at HeartLink Gala Presented by Cargill! This is a record for our organization and will help us expand our work and save thousands more children with heart disease next year. We are grateful for your support! You can find photos from the event on … Continued

Macalester Fellows Study Sustainability in Pediatric Cardiac Care

by Ryn Wiebe, Communications and Grants Specialist Anyone who has been to the Children’s HeartLink headquarters in Minneapolis knows that it is not as  grand as it might sound. Our 11 Minnesota-based staff occupy a small brick building in the parking lot of a funeral home. Our building used to serve as their administrative offices, … Continued

Five Generations

by Ryn Wiebe, Development and Communications Associate Just before heading to Kolkata, India, for my first full-team training visit to a Children’s HeartLink partner hospital, I got one last email from my dad. He wished me safe travels and “a little bit of adventure” and ended with “You are the fifth generation of your family … Continued

Susan Bordson: Telling Children’s HeartLink’s Stories Through Film

by Faith Adams, Communications Director Filmmaker Susan Bordson has shared her time and talents with Children’s HeartLink for more than a decade. In a recent interview she talked about her experiences working with us, and her approach to telling stories through film. Why did you first decide to volunteer at Children’s HeartLink, and what keeps … Continued

Congratulations to Institut Jantung Negara, Our Newest Center of Excellence

by Faith Adams, Communications Director Our partner hospital Institut Jantung Negara (IJN), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has achieved the status of Children’s HeartLink Center of Excellence, a major achievement and the ultimate goal for all of our partner hospitals. Our Centers of Excellence consistently deliver high-quality complex care to children with heart disease and commit … Continued

From One Coast City to Another: Seattle Children’s Partners with Our New Site in Fortaleza, Brazil

by Faith Adams, Communications Director A pediatric cardiac team from the Heart Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital is in Fortaleza, Brazil, this week on a full-team training visit to our newest partner hospital. Children’s HeartLink and Hospital de Messejana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding launching this multi-year partnership, our second in Brazil. We also … Continued