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Monday, June 04, 2007

Organ transplant plane goes down

This story is tragic in so many ways:
A medical transport plane from the University of Michigan carrying six people went down Monday afternoon in Lake Michigan shortly after the pilot signaled an emergency, authorities said. There was no word on survivors.

The plane is owned by the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, said health system spokeswoman Nicole Fawcett.

Fawcett could not confirm how many people were aboard, or whether any were University of Michigan employees. She said the plane is typically used to procure and transport human organs ready for transplant.

Jay Campbell, executive director of the Wisconsin Donor Network, said a transplant team from the University of Michigan was in Milwaukee Monday to harvest an organ. He declined to say which area hospital they were working with, citing privacy regulations.
Not only is this a tragedy for the families of these six, but there is someone dying in Michigan, and who knows how many countless more who need the services of this team.

Let's let our thoughts be with the victims tonight.

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