Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sad News

The University of Michigan has confirmed there are no survivors from a plane that crashed into Lake Michigan. Aboard were 2 cardiothoracic transplant surgeons, 2 transplant specialists and 2 crew members. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families, friends and colleagues. Also keep in your prayers the patient who was to receive the organ, who is still in critical condition.

7 comments:

Bob said...

You and this blog were the first things I thought of when I saw the news of the crash this morning. Really sucks for all involved.

Nicole said...

I, as well, thought of you immediately. My thoughts and prayers to all of the families involved.

Just me said...

What a horrible tragedy! I spoke with a patient's mother yesterday who told me she had been on that plane more than once and remembered one of the pilots...it just gave me chills. My heart goes out to the families and all those who worked with the transplant team at the hospital. I can't even imagine...

Just me said...

Thanks for being the first comment on my blog! It really stinks that it was about something so sad, but I guess things happen for a reason (you are probably the first person besides me who has read any of the stuff on my blog--my mom would probably freak out if she knew I had one!). I can't exactly remember how I found your blog in the first place, but I do love reading blogs! My life is pretty much work at this point, and it is pretty hard to blog about work because of what I do, but hopefully your blog and the other health care blogs will help me in that area (and maybe some day I can find something else to make my life more exciting!). Thanks again for the comment and THANKS a BUNCH for what you do!

Anonymous said...

For me, what is remarkable is my patient's reactions. I had several calls from patients who were worried for me and commented that they hadn't thought about the risks that I place myself in for them. My reply was to not think of it and keep working hard to be healthy for your transplant. I acknowledged the risks long ago when I got extra life insurance because of the private plane and helicopter trips. Also, hearing the horrible sad things that happens to donors reminds you that life is not promised to anyone. Thank you for giving me a voice, TC, as a fellow Procurement coordinator in a large metropolitan area.....very very close to WI and MI. My prayers are with us all in the transplant community and especially those who lost their lives.

TC said...

It's a small world indeed. Thanks for the comments. You never know the effect you have on someone. I'm touched that people thought of this sight, just like I'm touched that people worry about us and the work we do, anonymous. Too bad it takes a trajedy for most of us to realize how connected we are.

Lisa said...

this has been one of the most tragic things I have read in the news in awhile. I kind of freaked b/c a resident I worked with is a CT surgeon at U of M and I was wondering if it was him involved.

Love reading your blog!