Bengaluru creates another ‘green corridor’ for live heart transport

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Bengaluru Jan 3, 2015, Agencies: In what is becoming the norm for Bengaluru police, another ‘green corridor’ was created for safe transportation of the live heart of a brain dead person from MS Ramaiah Hospital in North Bengaluru to BGS Global Hospital in Kengeri.

The patient reported  to be 21, had met with an accident near Jalahalli on January 1st and declared brain dead the next day. The authorities at MS Ramaiah Hospital had spoken to the family members about possible organ donations.

As reported in TOI,  a matching recipient was found in BGS global hospital, where a 29 year old man, suffering from cardiac ailment had registered with Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka seeking heart transplant.

The 30 km route was completed in 15 minutes thanks to the preparedness of the police.

In December the police had created another ‘green corridor’ for safe transportation of the heart on a two years ten months old brain dead child which was taken from Manipal Hospital here to a Chennai hospital to transplant it to a child there.

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