VIDEO: Patients from Haiti earthquake arrive at UNC Hospitals

Three patients who suffered burns during the Haiti earthquake arrived in the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals on Tuesday morning, Jan. 26.

UNC Health Care teamed up with various N.C. state emergency and disaster agencies, along with the Florida healthcare systems and federal government, to fly four burn patients from Haiti to North Carolina. Three of those patients came to UNC's N.C. Jaycee Burn Center, where they will be treated and cared for by our burn specialists.


Also on Jan. 26, UNC Health Care held a press conference where Dr. Bruce Cairns, Medical Director of the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center, shared a bit of each patient's story and talked about the extent of injuries and the amount of treatment these patients will need. Learn how you can support the people of Haiti as they try to recover and rebuild here.


On Thursday, Jan. 28, due to the outpouring of responses from people wanting to help, Dr. Bruce Cairns, medical director of the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals, explains what you can do to support the patients from Haiti who are currently being treated here. Click here to learn more about the patients being treated at UNC or call 966-4793 to find out how you can help.