Russian Gift of Life USA, Gift of Life, Inc. and The William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance continue their collaboration to assist children facing life threatening heart disease.
In March 2014, Dr. Novick, Russian Gift of Life USA and the Nizhny Novgorod Cardiac Center agreed to collaborate on a project to improve pediatric cardiac services in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Since then four medical training missions have taken place in Nizhny. Dr. Novick coordinates and send international teams of pediatric cardiac specialists to work with the appropriate Russian colleagues at the cardiac center to expand cardiac services.
The next surgical training mission is scheduled for April 2-16, 2017. Five children have been identified as candidates for open-heart surgery during this medical mission. The children range in age from six months to four years. The families are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the international team.