Project #14408

Keeping Infants Warm After Heart Surgery

A microproject by Surgeons of Hope Foundation, Inc.
Oct 24, 2013

Heart Center to Receive Cases of Blankets

Huggie Blanket Providing Warmth and Comfort
Huggie Blanket Providing Warmth and Comfort

Surgeons of Hope has learned that the 3M corporation has joined in the final realization of our GlobalGiving microproject by generously donating additional cases of their Bair Huggies blankets, a far larger supply than our total funds would have been able to buy from them. When we described the need for the blankets and how GlobalGiving donors had responded to our microproject, 3M--manufacturer of the warming blankets--saw that need and happily joined in the spirit of making things happen.

Their generosity partnered with so many individual GlobalGiving donations made to keep infants warm after surgery, will mean that eight large cases of brand new blankets will be shipped to Managua, Nicaragua, to supply our new Pediatric Heart Center. 

The new blankets will be used in the ICU unit at the new Heart Center, where infants who are defenseless against the cool temperatures needed during surgery, are able to be warmed up quickly following surgery. On their own, babies are not able to regulate their temperature, as they are not able to shiver. These blankets do the trick for them.

Please join us in celebrating this achievement on behalf of the infants and children in Nicaragua who will benefit.

And, accept our heartfelt thanks.

Blankets are a Vital Necessity
Blankets are a Vital Necessity
Another Little Patient Feeling Better
Another Little Patient Feeling Better
Little Argel One Day After Surgery
Little Argel One Day After Surgery



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Surgeons of Hope Foundation, Inc.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Leila Hawken
Executive Consultant
New York, NY United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Surgeons of Hope Foundation, Inc. that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.