The mission was sponsored by TAG – “Sharing knowledge changing lives”.
On May 14, 2010 Dr. Akiva Tamir, Chief Pediatric Cardiologist and Dr. Ilan Cohen, Deputy Director of Pediatric Intensive Care, travelled to Iasi, Romania, to screen children in need of heart surgery. As they arrived at the hospital straight after their flight, there were already 60 children waiting to be screened. After the first session, they screened 22 children and found 4 candidates that can be corrected in Israel.
On day number two, after working for 2 hours, they had already screening their 30th patient. By the end of the day, after 10 productive hours, the mission was over and they had screened a total of 55 children. 20 children are candidates to come to Israel for their life saving heart surgery, 2 of which are scheduled to arrive in Israel as early as July.