Saturday, September 03, 2005

Not much to add

With the devastation that hurricane Katrina has brought upon the Gulf Coast, it is hard to spend a little time blogging about medical issues. There has been an outstanding effort put forth by medical personnel in the region, especially in New Orleans. I am quite sure that the physicians, nurses and ancillary staff at Charity Hospital have been tested beyond their limits -- and have shown themselves to be men and women of iron will and determination. I suspect that we will begin hearing harrowing tales trickling out to the medical press over the next few weeks and months.

So many bloggers have listed places to go to offer donations that it is hard to keep up with them. For any who might be looking for places to donate, visit Hugh Hewitt, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, or NZ Bear. I might suggest Catholic Charities (large number of Catholics in the area), Episcopal Relief and Development, or the Salvation Army. While cash is needed now, soon there will be needs for basic necessities, such as clothing and housing (the latter of which may prove to be the most difficult task of all).