December 29, 2011

Colleagues mourn 3 killed in helicopter crash


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.

News 4 Jax, 12/28/11

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