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Mission Coordinators in the Commercial Airline department coordinated the 1, 000th Special Lift mission for FY 2009 today. Our Special Lift Program coordinates flights, free of charge, for needy patients traveling to clinical trials throughout the United States.
Ashley and Amber were among the first children enrolled in a clinical trial to treat Congenital Lactic Acidosis, or CLA. The condition leads to the abnormal buildup of lactic acid in the blood and spinal fluid. Without specialized treatment, CLA victims usually die as teenagers. Dr. Peter W. Stacpoole directs the study, which utilizes the […]
Richard was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer – a condition really not that uncommon particularly for older patients. The only place where the special bone-marrow work could be done for Richard was at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. Richard is 72 years old and with his wife lives on Social Security […]