Sabrina Magistrado received Medical University of South Carolina's Diseases Attacking the Immune System Nurse of the Month Award for July.

Magistrado works on the 5 East Nursery at MUSC.

The award for nurses was designed to recognize the "unsung heroes of our society" all over the coun-try.

The foundation supporting the award was formed in January 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Each month in numerous hospitals and medical facilities around the country, including MUSC, nurses are nominated for the award by nurse administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.