Bengaluru/ Hyderabad, Feb 28: Bengaluru added another credit of saving someone's life by continuing its noble act of airlifting a live heart to Hyderabad on Saturday, Feb 28.
According to TOI report, a 30-year-old man from Solapur city of Maharashtra was working as a labourer in Bengaluru. Two days before, he met with an accident near Electronic City. On early Saturday, he was declared brain dead by the doctors treating him.
The doctors found a matching female recipient at Yashoda hospital in Hyderabad and it was decided that his heart will be airlifted to save her life.
In a successful inter-city coordinated effort, a "green corridor" was created between Victoria hospital and the airport, to carry the harvested heart in a smooth and uninterrupted manner.
Man's other organs like kidneys and liver will be transplanted to three patients, who are undergoing treatment in Bengaluru itself.
On September 3, a live heart was carried from the BGS Hospital in Bengaluru to Fortis Hospital in Chennai. In that case too, a heart harvested from a brain-dead woman in Bengaluru was flown to Chennai for transplantation.
Bengaluru:A live heart being airlifted from Bengaluru to Hyderabad,earlier today(pic source-Bangaluru traffic police) pic.twitter.com/EZjmpmucd2— ANI (@ANI_news) February 28, 2015
Hyderabad : The live heart that was being airlifted from Bengaluru reaches Hyderabad. pic.twitter.com/GnnYFOu1Hl— ANI (@ANI_news) February 28, 2015