Phoenixville Woman Coordinated Organ Transplants During 'Sandy'

Nicole Platt, hurricane be darned, coordinated successful heart and liver transplants last month.

Hurricane Sandy disrupted school schedules, the power supply, and even—if conservative pundits are to be believed—a presidential campaign. What it didn’t disrupt was organ transplants in the Philadelphia region.

And, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, a Phoenixville resident was at the center of a surprisingly smooth effort to connect Philadelphia region patients with the organs they needed during the storm.

While Sandy ravaged the region, Nicole Platt coordinated transplant efforts for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from her Phoenixville home.

She didn’t miss a beat: both of the patients she handled during the course of the storm—a Bucks County man who needed a new liver and an Easton man whose heart became available mid-storm—came through.

Read the full story here.


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