Colleagues mourn 3 killed in helicopter crash

Posted on January 19th, 2012 by

Two employees of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville who died in a helicopter crash are being remembered as caring medical professionals who loved their work…"He was a great teacher and mentor to the field of organ recovery and transplantation," said Cheryl Martin, an organ recovery coordinator at the Mayo Clinic. "There are simply not enough wonderful things to say about Dave to be able to fully describe him."… The Mayo Clinic performs more than 350 transplants each year in Jacksonville, with liver and kidney transplants being the most frequent, spokesman Layne Smith said. Crews frequently make trips to retrieve organs, but Smith couldn't immediately recall any past cases where staff and organs for transplant were involved in crashes. Additional coverage: Palm Beach Post, Action News Jax, al.com (Ala.), Silobreaker, Ocala.com, First Coast News, Cox.com (Ariz.), Florida Times-Union, Hispanically Speaking News, KSTC (Minn.), GodSmacks!, Star Tribune, FOX News, Gainesville Sun, AV Web, KSDK (Calif.), Post-Bulletin, Post-Bulletin, CNN, Wall Street Journal Online, CTV, The Star (Ca), Global BC, Yahoo! News Canada, El Mexicano, Azteca Noticias, Telegraph UK, Daily Mail UK

News 4 Jax, 12/2011

Tags: Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Transplant

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