The Floating Blood blank that “Takes All Types”

[:en] Millions of people around the world owe their lives to individuals they will never meet — people who donate their blood to help others. But volunteer crew members onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, work just minutes away from the patients who receive their “gift of life” every day in […]

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3 Questions to ask about obstetric fistula

1. What is Obstetric Fistula? It’s the most heartbreaking condition you’ve never heard of. Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth-related injury, usually the result of obstructed labour when obstetric care is inaccessible. After a prolonged (multiple day) labour without medical care or access to an emergency caesarean section, a hole between the vagina and the bladder or rectum […]

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Mercy Ships on 60 Minutes

Scott Pelley from CBS 60 Minutes and the Africa Mercy crew tell the Mercy Ships story. CBS News: The following script is from “Africa Mercy” which aired on Feb. 17, 2013, and was rebroadcast on August 4, 2013. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Henry Schuster and Rachael Kun Morehouse, producers. Editor’s note: Since “Africa Mercy” first […]

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