Bengaluru does it again: Live heart successfully airlifted to Hyderabad

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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.


[ Live Heart flown in from Bangalore to Chennai transplanted successfully ]

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.

[Live heart carried to Chennai to donate life]

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