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The medical condition of ‘Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)’ – which is also known as ‘Congenital Heart Anomaly’ or ‘Congenital Heart Disease’ – is a fault in the structure of the heart that can be found at birth. This impacts the way the heart is able to function. Easily bracketed as one of the most common types of birth defect, CHDs can vary from mild (like, a small hole in the heart) to severe (like, abnormal connections of the blood vessels to the heart). Roughly about 1 in 4 babies born with a heart defect  have a  critical CHD. Such babies with a critical CHD generally need surgery or other procedures right in their first year of life to be able to survive. 


With the improvements in medical interventions, children born with a heart defect can live normal lives, provided they are able to get the right and timely medical treatment. In India, there are not many pediatric cardiac care centers that are available. The ones that exist are not distributed evenly geographically. Most centers are located in Tier I cities and are usually private facilities where the cost of such treatment is extremely high. The government hospitals do offer help, but the long waiting for the procedure often proves to be too late for the child. 

And, this is where well-meaning, non-profit organisations like Genesis Foundation India that dedicatedly help children with Congenital Heart Defects, can make a world of difference in the lives of these innocent children with the help of your small or big Congenital Heart Disease Donation!    

If your heart beats for India – know this that in India, roughly between 200,000 and 250,000 children are born with a congenital heart defect.  Out of these, 70,000 are critical defects, implying they need urgent medical treatment to remain alive till their first birthday. The average cost of the treatment for a child generally varies between Rs 1 lakh to 5 lakhs depending on the type of defect (CHDs are of different types). It is specifically here that congenital heart disease donation helps organisations working to support the treatment of these children raise the funds to save a life. Genesis Foundation works to support the medical treatment of the lesser privileged children born with a CHD across the country. 

A word about Genesis Foundation India will not be out of place here:

Genesis Foundation India is a NGO working for children who are diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect. It provides financial resources for heart treatment for underprivileged children within the age group of 0-18 years and from families with a monthly income that does not exceed Rs 20,000 ($262)

The Foundation supports critically ill children by identifying those who are in urgent need of medical care under its focus area – Congenital Heart Defects. As a frontline Foundation working for children and heart disorder treatment in India, Genesis Foundation works directly and closely with the families, guardians, and doctors to facilitate not only timely, but the best available treatment.

Genesis Foundation India makes medical treatment easier for critically ill underprivileged children suffering from Heart Defects. The support that is required in the said critical illness varies from specific surgeries (including neonatal), Cath Lab Interventions along with recovery and recuperation post-surgery. 

So far, Genesis Foundation India has supported medical treatment of over 3800 critically ill children. The children supported by the Foundation belong to families with an income of less than Rs 20,000 per month and the parents and caregivers are unable to afford treatment of these children who are afflicted by a serious life-threatening ailment. 100% donations from individual donors are used for the treatment of the children with no allocation towards administrative costs. 

The treatment of critically ill children at Genesis Foundation India is dependent on a network of doctors, hospitals and supporters who are committed to save little hearts and help in improving CHD treatment in India. Being a children’s healthcare foundation, Genesis Foundation India works closely with its medical network pan India to provide adequate support to GF beneficiaries. Its partnerships are graced with the best hospitals, doctors, and support staff in India.

Genesis Foundation children's healthcare Foundation is sustained by its donors and partners. This is a dedicated community that genuinely believes in its cause to care for critically ill children with Congenital Heart Defects. The Foundation encourages and supports fundraisers, CSR donations, corporate payroll giving initiatives, events, seminars as well as other awareness initiatives and donor-driven campaigns for heart disorder treatment in India.

To learn more about Genesis Foundation India and their work in eradicating heart disease related deaths in children you can visit their website www.genesis-foundation.net and explore ways you can make a Congenital Heart Disease Donation and turn around the life of a family in need. 

Congenital Heart Defects CAN be treated and no child should have to die of this just because the family did not have the money to support the treatment. Every contribution has the power to save a heart and save a life. 

To know more about Genesis Foundation India and the way you can put in your small of big contribution towards the amelioration of this unfortunate birth condition of millions of suffering children by way of your Congenital Heart Disease Donation, you may click on this link: https://linktr.ee/genesisfoundation


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