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Children's and Project Medishare: reflections from the Operating Room

Maggie Pierre, RN, Organ Transplant, Unit 10S
Maggie Pierre, RN, Organ Transplant, Unit 10S

Maggie Pierre, RN, Organ Transplant, Unit 10S

Stepping on the grounds of my birthplace after 23 years was a shocking experience. The images of poverty, destruction and desperation around me was quite different from the images of my childhood memories. Immediately, I begin to have mixed feelings of guilt for being more fortunate than others in this country as a child, at the same time blessed for the opportunities I have as a United States citizen. Within hours of arrival at the tent hospital, we had two emergent cesarean cases rushed though the operating room doors.

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