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To learn how to become a registered organ donor, or to find information that debunks many of the common myths about organ donation, go online at mayoclinic.com/health/organ-donation/FL00077
The Mayo Clinic family suffered a tragic blow on Monday when a helicopter carrying two members of a heart-transplant team went down in a wooded area in northern Florida. Killed in the crash were cardiac surgeon Dr. Luis Bonilla, procurement technician David Hines, and the helicopter's pilot.
Bonilla had recently transferred from Rochester to Mayo's Jacksonville campus. The accident occurred as the team was on its way to retrieve a heart for a transplant patient.
We join Mayo Clinic in offering our condolences to the families directly affected by this tragedy. We hope that they take some comfort in the knowledge their loved ones died while trying to bring life and new hope to another person and his or her family.
But we also hope that some good can come out of this tragedy.
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