Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BlogBurst for Haiti

We've been asked by fellow MedBlogger Dr Lisa Marcucci (proprietress of the InsideSurgery blog) to help spread the word that "the American College of Surgeons ... the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons ... are requesting help from the medical blogosphere in disseminating information that might be helpful to those deployed, deploying and wishing to volunteer in some way."

The idea is to let people know how they can help, whether it's donating money, or food, or time, or expertise (or some combination of those). We'll try to help by publishing (and updating) links for folks who can help in one or more of those ways. Here are two to get the ball rolling:

■ Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, Operation Giving Back is "a comprehensive resource designed to help surgeons find volunteer opportunities best suited to their expertise and interests, whether across town or across the world."

Crudem "is the largest private hospital in the North of Haiti ... the 73 bed hospital has provided uninterrupted service for 23 years. This premier Haitian healthcare facility has been a beacon of hope for the people of Northern Haiti."
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