What does Gift of Life-AZ pay for?
The program makes a contribution to the participating hospital per child to cover core costs, and Gift of Life-AZ pays for the necessary medications and may pay for the transportation cost of the child and one parent. Pediatricians, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric heart surgeons, and professional medical support services generously give their time and talents without any compensation.
What does a pediatric open-heart surgery cost?
The “average” open-heart surgery today costs approximately $100,000.
How much has the Gift of Life-AZ provided?
Since 1985 the benefits provided by Gift of Life-AZ program amounts to over $30,000,000.00.