media inquiries

Welcome to the Mercy Ships Press Room. This section of the site is aimed at journalists, photographers and other members of the media interested in our work. Mercy Ships is pleased to share our story of hope and healing with the world. For more information, contact:

(USA)
Mercy Ships Media Liaison
Tel: (903) 939-7000
Email: [email protected]

(International)
Diane Rickard
International Media Manager, Mercy Ships
Email: [email protected]

Video Resources

 

To download broadcast quality clips of the b-roll shown above, go to mercyships.box.com/generalbroll

fact sheets

Man works on farm with soil in his handAgriculture facts

Our Food for Life program helps stop hunger in developing nations

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African woman celebrates after having obstetric fistula surgeryObstetric Fistula facts

A devastating pregnancy-related disability that can be repaired—and prevented

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Volunteer dental staff looks at an African child's teethOral health facts

Programs to help the dental and oral diseases people face in developing nations

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African child testing vision after cataract surgeryOphthalmic facts

How we help the blind and visually impaired in developing nations

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Surgeon operates on a small child's footSurgery facts

Why the need is so extreme, and how we bring hope and healing

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African child smiles and gives thumbs up onboard shipValues facts

The situation, our mission, vision and values

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Volunteer Mercy Ships nurse laughs with African patientMercy Ships facts

Fundamental information about our organization, programs and ships

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Africa Mercy hospital ship in portAfrica Mercy facts

Details about our floating hospital ship and its facilities and features

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Press Releases

Volunteer Blood Donors Saves Lives, Jun, 14

The theme of the World Health Organization’s World Blood Donor Day for 2015 is "Thank you for saving my life." Mercy Ships volunteers saved the life of Sambany, a man with a 16-pound facial tumor, by donating blood for him during a free operation onboard the hospital ship. The blood of seventeen people from six nations now runs through his veins. Sambany and many other surgery patients have received blood donations from the volunteer crew, the “walking blood bank” on the Mercy Ship.

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