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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A sad day in the transplant community

A tragic and hideously unfair plane crash killed two surgeons and two organ donor specialists from the University of Michigan Health System on Monday, while they were flying donor organs to a critical-condition patient. From CNN.com:

The university identified those aboard the plane as: Dr. Martinus "Martin" Spoor, a cardiac surgeon who had been on the faculty since 2003; Dr. David Ashburn, a physician-in-training in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery; Richard Chenault II, a transplant donation specialist with the university transplant program; Richard Lapensee, a transplant donation specialist with the university transplant program; and pilots Dennis
Hoyes and Bill Serra.

2 Comments:

  • This is so, so sad! :(

    By Blogger mindy, at 7:43 AM  

  • The news is all the more painful when you know they dedicated their lives to helping others. - mb

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:20 AM  

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