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A live heart airlifted from Bengaluru to Hyderabad

New Delhi: It seems like the city of Bengaluru also known as 'IT-City' can now be also called as 'Heart-City'. This time a living heart of a 30-year old man who met with an accident

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 28, 2015 13:03 IST ]
a live heart airlifted from bengaluru to hyderabad
a live heart airlifted from bengaluru to hyderabad

New Delhi: It seems like the city of Bengaluru also known as 'IT-City' can now be also called as 'Heart-City'. This time a living heart of a 30-year old man who met with an accident two days ago, is now a saviour of four lives.

The man, declared brain dead at PMSSY hospital on Saturday early morning used to work as a labourer in the city and belonged to Sholapur in Maharashtra.

A matching female heart recipient was found at Hyderabad Global hospital and now the heart of the man is transported to Hyderabad on the same day distant by about 40 km in the northern side of Bengaluru.

The patient's liver will be transplanted to a patient in HCG cancer care, one kidney to a patient in St John's Medical College and Research Institute and the other kidney to a patient in a government run Institute of Nephron Urology within Victoria campus. The doctors at PMSSY hospital, where the patient was declared brain dead, have begun harvesting the organs.

Two months ago on 19th December 2014, a living heart of a 2-year old boy who was too declared brain dead, was transported from Bengaluru to Chennai to help a boy who was suffering from a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, with transplant being the only solution.

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