Regional News From WBAL-TV
URGENT: Eye On Annapolis has made a donation to support the relief efforts in Haiti. Right now, money is the critical thing needed to get medical supplies and basic necessities to the people on the island. We have chosen to support Doctors Without Borders for this effort and encourage our readers to do the same. If not through Doctors Without Borders, but through a legitimate organization. Unfortunately scammers come out of the woodwork when disaster strikes. Here is a list (updated frequently) of organizations that have been vetted and are participating in the relief efforts. Even if it is only $5, please give. It could have been us!
1 Killed In Selby Heights Fire. Anne Arundel County firefighters are at the scene of a fatal two-alarm house fire.Fire crews said the fire broke out at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 800 block of Bayview Drive. The home is in the waterfront community of Selby Heights along the South River.
Search And Rescue Operations End In Haiti. Haiti’s government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors over.United Nations officials said the decision was made Saturday, and that there is little hope of finding more people alive 11 days after much of Port-Au-Prince was reduced to rubble.WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Lowell Melser, who is on the ground in Haiti, spoke with health professionals from Baltimore in Haiti to help and found out that as the challenges grow, it’s ingenuity and hope that is saving lives.
Annapolis Man Meets Kidney Donor For First Time. An Annapolis kidney recipient met the donor who saved his life for the first time on Friday.It was an emotional meeting at the University of Maryland Medical Center for David Feldman, who finally met his kidney donor, 51-year-old Court Blatchford.Feldman lost one of his kidneys to cancer and had been on dialysis for five years.”I didn’t believe it was really going to happen. I was resigned to a shortened life,” Feldman said.
Doctor Sued For Implanting Unnecessary Stents. Fallout continues over medical procedures performed at a Towson hospital that patients didn’t need.A patient of St. Joseph Medical Center is suing the hospital and the doctor at the center of the controversy.Cardiologist Dr. Mark Midei appeared on 11 News several times to explain health issues involving the heart, but a patient complaint led to questions about procedures he performed.