Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Medical Teams International volunteer doctor returns from Haiti

Last week Medical Teams International volunteer Dr. Dan Diamond returned from the disaster scene in Haiti where he spent two weeks performing surgeries and treating hundreds of injured people. Check out this KING 5 news story on Dr. Diamond's work in Haiti:

Dr. Diamond, a resident of Bremerton, Wash. is a Medical Teams International veteran volunteer.This was his third mission with Medical Teams International.

For a more in depth look at what Dr. Diamond experienced during his time in Haiti, read his blog.

Since the days immediately following the earthquake, Medical Teams International has deployed eight disaster relief teams to Haiti consisting of 35 doctors, nurses and health professionals. The volunteers have been working at hospitals and clinics throughout the area - partnering with local churches and saving thousands of lives.

Medical Teams International has already sent more than $1.5 million in supplies to Haiti - enough to help more than 45,000 people.

How to help Medical Teams International's Haiti relief efforts:

Text "HOPE" to 253-83 to give an automatic $10 to Medical Teams International. Also, giving is always available online or by calling 1-800-959-4325.

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