February 28, 2007

Eight laboratory professionals from six nations are wrapping up eight months of field service in Ghana on board the Mercy Ship Anastasis.

The lab-techs performed 1273 lab tests during the period and processed an average of 40 biopsies per week, helping some of the West African nation’s poorest citizens. The ship is preparing to weigh anchor and sail for its next assignment in the war-torn West African nation of Liberia.

Mercy Ships was founded in 1978 as a global charity committed to alleviating human suffering and distress by bringing world-class medical services to developing nations. The crew is made up of volunteer professionals from around the world.

Mercy Ships has immediate openings for certified laboratory technologists to volunteer in the onboard laboratory, providing hematology, chemistry, microbiology, blood banking, and histological services.

For more information on the organization visit its Web site.