Tragedy in Haiti
The last 48 hour news cycle has been dominated by coverage of the horrendous tragedy in Haiti. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and wreaked havoc on the lifeblood of this poor Caribbean country.
Clinical laboratorians are a kind, caring group and many may want to help in some way, but not sure exactly what to do. Here are a few of the websites I recommend
For general update- CNN's Haitian earthquake update
Volunteer opportunities - Medecins sans frontieres (doctors without borders)
Some reputable charities through which to donate include the following
Feed the Children-
The fastest way to get help to those in need whenever there is such devastation and confusion is to give money to a charity you trust. An easy way to donate is to text the word HAITI to 90999. That is, simply type HAITI in the message field and send it to 90999. This will donate ten dollars ($10) to the Red Cross immediately and your donation will appear on your phone bill.
In the spirit of service we stand in solidarity with- and offer support to- our neighbors in Haiti.