We are aiming to provide patients of Kyiv Children's Cardiac Center with an opportunity to undergo surgery and live a full life after their congenital heart defects have been cured. For this purpose, we want to fix an expensive and extremely important ultrasonic machine that has failed to function. Doctors use it for carrying out more than 2000 operations a year. We are collecting money to buy a new motherboard and replace the broken one.
One in every 5000 children born in Ukraine is affected by a heart disease. Every 95 in 100 newborns will live if they get surgery in time. The Ukrainian Children's Cardiac Center is the only institution in Ukraine to operate children with congenital heart defects starting from their first days of life. It is one of the leading medical institutions in Ukraine to provide children from all over the country with treatment totally free of charge.
An ultrasonic machine will start functioning again allowing doctors to deliver about 2000 operations each year. Mobile ultrasound machine with high accuracy will diagnose congenital heart defects in children and adults. With this device, doctors can conduct surveys both during the consultations and the operation, which will enable them to observe heart function over time. It will also allow them to explore cardiac resuscitation after surgery.
A tool of this kind can serve for 10 years. Considering the number of operation carried out in the center (2000 a year), this will effectively mean that by a 10-year period of time a staggering 20 000 lives will have been saved. 20 000 kids will be given a healthy life.